The Corner

Hello families

Welcome to The Corner - a creative space especially for children under 8 and their families! Follow the links below to find out What's On or Plan My Visit.

You can also connect with us on Facebook by following First 5 Forever and slq Play. Scroll down for details of our other online resources including activities you can do from home.

What's On in The Corner

The Corner offers a daily program of activities full of stories, songs and awesome resources to inspire play - no booking required! Visit our What's On page for details of all our programs for families.

Plan My Visit

See detailed information about our facilities, how to get here and frequently asked questions.

Online Resources

We have a wealth of online resources to support you as your child’s first and most important teacher. Discover engaging digital content, activities to try from home and information and ideas about how to to make the most of the little moments and build a strong foundation for your child’s development.

Children and Families blog

Keep up to date with articles and news for children and families from the State Library of Queensland.

First 5 Forever

Visit First 5 Forever for simple ways to include early literacy in your everyday. 

National Geographic Kids

Get ready for amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Free with State Library membership.

The Corner at Home Activities

Be inspired by The Corner at Home Activities, encouraging creative open-ended adventures for family play and exploration at home. 

You can also check out our First 5 Forever online sessions for more fun ways to talk, read, sing and play together every day.

The Corner at Home: Shapes

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Tim on a discovery shape challenge around the State Library!

The Corner at Home: Hats

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Vanessa and start experimenting with different materials to construct your own hat!

The Corner at Home: Weaving

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Frankie and explore the magic of weaving with items found in and around the house.

The Corner at Home: Boxes

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Walter and experiment with different construction and play activities, it’s amazing the things you can do with a simple box!

The Corner at Home: Soft Sounds

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Tiffany as we listen to, and explore soft sounds using everyday items. Experiment with your little people by using rhyming words and describing what you can hear in this open-ended play activity.

The Corner at Home: Musical Instruments

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by musical instruments! Join Tim as we search for ways to make musical instruments from household items and experiment using different sounds with the little people in your home.

The Corner at Home: Outer Space

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by outer space! Join Tom as we explore the world around us and decorate your very own telescope. Telescopes are used to make things really far-away look really close and easy to see.

The Corner at Home: What's on the line?

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by an everyday chore - the washing! Join Frankie and Iris in a simple backyard activity. Listen for clues in a fun game that will have your little ones hopping to help bring in the washing!

The Corner at Home: Backyard Science Expedition

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by National Science Week. Are you feeling curious? Join Walter on a backyard science expedition at The State Library of Queensland and discover who or what we can find!

The Corner at Home: Action adventure challenge

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by action. Join Tim on an action-packed adventure challenge, to encourage movement and creative play for the little people in your home.

The Corner at Home: Mapping my world

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by map-making. Join Deanna and follow the steps so that you can become a confident cartographer, that’s the really fancy way to describe someone who draws maps. 

The Corner at Home: In the kitchen

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by what you can find in the kitchen. Join Tiffany on a kitchen discovery to see what a little imagination and a collection of food containers can create!

The Corner at Home: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today, join Mari in a game of scavenger hunt using photographs taken around the library. She was inspired by the exhibition, Twenty: Two decades of Queensland photography, online now at The State Library of Queensland.

The Corner at Home: Paperclip Train

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today’s activity is inspired by a very popular mode of public transport that people use to travel every day - trains! Join Tom as he creates a paperclip train as impressive as it is long.

The Corner at Home: Exploring Photography

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Inspired by the exhibition Twenty, join Alarna to explore photography with your little ones by learning to capture a still picture or moment in time together.

The Corner at Home: Ephemeral Art

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today Mari is encouraging you to play outside finding objects that you could use to make art. She was inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at the State Library of Queensland.

The Corner at Home: Shadow Art

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today Nat is encouraging you to find shadows that you could use to make art. She was inspired by the exhibition, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters in celebration of Under Eights Week here at the State Library of Queensland.

The Corner at Home: Colour Exploration

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Today, join Alarna on a colourful exploration in her backyard and at home, to learn about all the colours of the rainbow.

The Corner at Home: Travel

Enjoy the magic of The Corner at Home Activities. Join Tom as he creates a magical train ticket using collage and paint materials. Use your imagination to work out where your ticket is going to take you.

First 5 Forever

Talk, read, sing and play together every day to build a strong foundation for your child’s development.