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Woman and child playing in the Corner window. Photo by Jeff Camden.

The Corner

Hello Families

The Corner is currently closed and we miss you at the library. However, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

In the meantime, we encourage you to be inspired online by a range of creative activities for family play and learning with The Corner at Home Activities. 

Join us for online Story Time, Rhyme Time and Baby Play sessions, updated weekdays on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10am on our Facebook page.

Don’t forget to visit First 5 Forever for tips and resources to support early literacy and providing opportunities for children and their families to talk, read, sing and play together every day.

Kate Morton reading Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Australian literary gem, Kate Morton joined State Library for a very special Story Time session.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TCAH twenty

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.

TCAH action

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.

Resources

Parents and caregivers play a vital role as your child’s first and most important educator. We encourage you to talk, share stories, sing and play at home every day and give young children the best chance to build strong early literacy skills. 

Kindergo

Download the Kindergo app for FREE now! Kindergo is a reading app for children aged 2-7 years, featuring curated picture books and learning games.

Mother and two children sharing a book outside

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

Baby on mat in The Corner

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

Animalia app

Engage digitally with Graeme Base’s ‘Animalia’ and ‘The ABC of Flying’ – read the stories and have fun with the interactive activities.  Available for download on your favourite platform.

Free with State Library membership

Screenshot of film streaming service Kanopys kids database

Unlimited access to quality children’s films and documentaries including ABC series such as Play School, popular titles and classics such as Where the Wild Things Are and Cinderella.

Free with State Library membership

Image of National Geographic Kids database home page

Get ready for amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Free with State Library membership

First 5 Forever

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