Rumpus Holiday Fun 11 Dec 2021 – 21 Jan 2022

Let your child’s creativity run wild this summer with Rumpus Holiday Fun! Come on an imaginative adventure at State Library and discover a wonderous new world with exciting activities the whole family can enjoy.

Family fun

Cardboard Creator Space: Treasured Tales

Join the Rumpus! Adventurers, makers and storytellers with amazing imaginations are needed to explore the exhibition and create more wonder in our Cardboard Creator Space.  Every family has their own treasured tales to tell. The Great & Grand Rumpus is a space for you to create and publish your stories to fill an ever-growing library of wonder and whimsy. Families can join in throughout the hour to write and publish a golden book to add to their library at home. Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

Cardboard Creator Space: Creatures of the Well

Join the Rumpus! Adventurers, makers and storytellers with amazing imaginations are needed to explore the exhibition and create more wonder in our Cardboard Creator Space. Craft your very own mythical creation. All it takes is three parts cardboard, one part tape, a bucket of imagination and an exhibition full of inspiration. Families can join in throughout the hour to create a cardboard creature of their own to take home. Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

Cardboard Creator Space: Fun with Fonts

Join the Rumpus! Adventurers, makers and storytellers with amazing imaginations are needed to explore the exhibition and create more wonder in our Cardboard Creator Space.  The alphabet comes in all shapes and sizes.  Snip, stick, paste and colour as you play with letters and have fun with fonts. Families can join in throughout the hour, and in just a few easy steps with simple materials, design their own family font to take home. Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

Cardboard Creator Space: Cardboard Costumery

Join the Rumpus! Adventurers, makers and storytellers with amazing imaginations are needed to explore the exhibition and create more wonder in our Cardboard Creator Space. Create cardboard costumes and join the great and grand collection of "made things" inspired by imaginations of children. Families can drop in throughout the hour to get their King Kong kits on, pose among the cardboard creations and tag themselves as an exhibition item! Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

The Great & Grand Rumpus Family Tour

Spectacular tales of cardboard marvels as related by the anthropomorphic representation of The Great & Grand Rumpus.  This is an in-character tour of the exhibition. Tours are free and no bookings required.  Subscribe to be the first to know about our future events.  Presented as part of The Great & Grand Rumpus exhibition.    Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

Under 8s

Rumpus Rhyme Time

Does your family love singing and dancing, rocking and rolling AND roaring and clawing?  Then these rumpus rhyme times are just for you! Join us in the slq Gallery for a monstrous morning of music and movement. Unable to join us at State Library? You can join in the fun from home with a special morning of monstrous rhymes online at 10am, Thursday 13 January via the State Library Facebook page.  Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

Great and Grand Story Time

It’s story time! Snuggle in or stomp up and get ready for some tall tales, silly stories and ferocious fun in The Great and Grand Rumpus.  These special story times will be a feast for all the senses so be sure to come along ready to whisper and R-O-A-R!  Costumes are welcome. Unable to join us at State Library? You can join in the fun from home with a special evening of Great and Grand Stories online at 5pm, Thursday 20 January via the State Library Facebook page. Important COVID-19 information In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland.  We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

The Corner

A creative space especially for children under 8 that features a range of creative activities for family play and learning.

Rumpus at Home

Rumpus at Home

Unable to join us at State Library? You can join the fun from home and tune in to our cardboard creator series online every Thursday morning at 10am from the 16 December 2021 - 6 January 2022. With simple materials found around the home and simple instructions we will show you how to make your own golden book, sculpt a cardboard creature, design a crazy costume and have fun with fonts. Once you get inspired, spend some time making at home and share your creations with us by tagging #slqRumpusHolidayFun to go into the running to win a book prize pack valued at $100 to inspire more creativity! The competition will be open all holidays and you can enter more than once! The prize will be drawn after 24 January, 2022. View competition terms and conditions. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to not miss any of the Rumpus Holiday Fun excitement!

Rumpus Online Rhyme Time

Does your family love singing and dancing, rocking and rolling AND roaring and clawing?  Then Rumpus Rhyme Time is just for you!  Join us from home! You can join in the fun from home with a special morning of monstrous rhymes online at 10am, Thursday 13 January via the State Library Facebook page. 

Great and Grand Online Story Time

It’s story time! This special story time is a feast for all the senses, so get ready to whisper and  R-O-A-R!  Join us from home! Snuggle in or stomp up and get ready for some tall tales, silly stories and ferocious fun in The Great and Grand Rumpus.   Join in the fun from home with a special morning of Great and Grand Stories online at 10:00am, Thursday 20 January via the State Library Facebook page

Share and win

Share your fun creations with us by tagging #slqRumpusHolidayFun for your chance to win a book prize pack valued at $100! View competition terms and conditions.

 

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