Welcome to The Corner - a creative space especially for children under 8 and their families! Here you will find a range of creative activities for family play and learning from home as well as details of our onsite programs.
Visiting The Corner
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. For COVID-19 updates including temporary closures and conditions of entry please visit our alerts page.
The Corner offers a daily program of activities, full of stories, songs and awesome resources to inspire play so come and join the fun! Check out the full program below and be sure to book to secure your spot. You can also drop into The Parlour anytime between 9.30am and 3pm every day to explore our browsing collection of books perfect for families – no bookings required.
To best ensure families can enjoy our programs we will hold Play Time bookings for 30 minutes and all other sessions for 15mins. If you are running late and would like us to hold your space for you please call (07) 3842 9090. As bookings are limited, if you are unable to make your session time please cancel to free your booking for another group.
Bookings are able to be made up to 14 days in advance – these are released daily for the following 14 day period.
The Corner at Home
You can still find us online! We encourage you to be inspired by a range of creative activities for family play and learning with The Corner at Home Activities - scroll down for details.
Don’t forget to visit First 5 Forever for tips, resources and online sessions to support early literacy and opportunities for children and their families to talk, read, sing and play together every day.
The Corner at Home Activities
Join your favourite State Library, The Corner staff for an exciting new addition to our digital programming. Be inspired by The Corner at Home Activities, encouraging creative open-ended adventures for family play and exploration at home.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to book?
Yes, you need to book for sessions. However you can also drop into The Parlour anytime between 9.30am and 3pm daily to explore our browsing collection of books perfect for families.
Numbers are limited in our spaces and sessions according to Queensland Government guidelines.
When booking for sessions, please book for each person in your group (including infants and children). If you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your booking online. Contact us at (07) 3840 7927 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
What happens when I arrive at State Library?
Enter through the Infozone doors from the Knowledge Walk. Staff will help you check in.
What play material will be available?
For Play Time, families will be provided with curated resource packs filled with open ended resources that encourage fun and creativity. Play resources will be quarantined after use, and our spaces will be sanitised in accordance with Queensland Government guidelines.
If you’re coming for Baby Play, Rhyme Time or Story Time sessions, we'll provide cushions and any specific resources required however you might also like to bring your own floor blanket. And don’t forget your most important tools — your voice to talk and sing, and your hands for actions!
I have specific needs for myself or my children — what should I do?
If you or your child or children have any specific needs in order to participate in the session, contact the event supervisor prior to the session on (07) 3840 7927 or email email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
First 5 Forever
Talk, read, sing and play together every day to build a strong foundation for your child’s future development.