The Corner

For the safety of our community, The Corner is closed to the public until further notice.  We look forward to welcoming families again soon.  While you can’t visit us, we encourage you to view our online resources by visiting the First 5 Forever webpage.  


Visit The Corner and let us inspire you with early literacy (First 5 Forever) focused sessions, art making, facilitated play and shared stories for children 0 – 8.  State Library of Queensland supports early literacy and coordinates the First 5 Forever initiative of the Queensland Government, a statewide program providing strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years.

The Corner is packed with activities, age-appropriate books and play items to enjoy on your visit. Children and families are invited to interact with dedicated staff and each other to creatively engage wherever their interests take them! We respect children’s abilities, ideas and voices and the diverse families they live in. 

The regularly changing theme and resources provide new challenges, and opportunities to inspire language development and children’s learning. Each theme aligns with a current State Library exhibition

Early Literacy Sessions

Join us and other families for our daily early literacy (First 5 Forever) focused sessions for children 0 -5. Learn all the ways you can talk, read, sing and play with your children every day and help them gain early literacy skills to last a lifetime.

  • Baby Play, for babies not yet walking. A selection of simple songs, rhymes, actions and books are shared to highlight it’s never too early to talk, read, sing and play with young children.
  • Rhyme Time, aimed at young children aged 0-2 ½ years. These higher energy sessions focus on engaging young children to sing, share stories and rhymes as well as encouraging interactions with other children and families. 
  • Story Time, for children aged 0-5.  A small selection of stories are shared either by reading or oral storytelling and participation by children and families with the content is encouraged. Stories may include props, activities, a song or games.

These programs are targeted for children aged 0-5, however we welcome families with children of all ages.

What's on

Search upcoming events for children and families including our weekly Rhyme Time, Story Time, Baby Play sessions.

Hours and location

Mon - Sun 10am - 3pm
Infozone (Level 1)

Imagination Playscape

The Imagination Playscape is a space for families to design, create and build together.  Providing an assortment of blocks and loose parts, the Imagination Playscape challenges children and families with hands-on, minds-on play!

Other spaces for children and families

The State Library of Queensland is a great place for families to visit. With friendly staff and a great program of activities to explore, places to visit, spaces to enjoy you'll be sure to find something for children of all ages:

Reading Nook in kuril dhagun at the State Library

This area acts as a space for the whole family to interact with reading material and storytelling and is a place of significance for visiting elders and community.

Carers room

The Carers' room is equipped with baby change facilities, toilet facilities, feeding chairs, sinks, microwave, television and all the comfort you need to take care of your little ones.