COVID-19 update: State Library is gradually reopening. Before you visit, please read what spaces are open.
Come down to The Corner and play your way through our interactive environment carefully prepared for children from birth through to eight years. Through art making, facilitated play, sharing stories and creative conversations, children and families can interact with artists and each other to creatively engage in the serious business of play.
Babies and young children learn most from the important people around them and the little things you do together every day all count towards helping them get what they need, when they need it.
This Corner theme is Cardboard Castles. Come and join us on a supersized design and construction adventure where form and function meet fantasy and fun. Cardboard Castles creates a wonderful experience for children of all ages through the shapes, textures, objects, patterns and structures inspired by the current Home: a suburban obsession exhibition.
For practical tips and more information about giving your child a great start, visit First5Forever.org.au.
The Corner is open daily from 10am to 3pm, and you can join us every morning between 10am until 12noon for a play date with purpose with one of our arts-workers.
Find children’s books for all ages in the Library Shop.