Summer Festival

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Join us for a summer of fun at our annual Summer Festival! With activities for children of all ages, there will be something new and exciting for your family to explore.

Bring children under 5 and explore our Jarjum Stories exhibition or dance and sing at a free First 5 Forever session.

Children 8-14 can engineer a robot racer using Lego, challenge themselves with a treasure hunt and join a game of comic book scrabble.

Teens can spark their imagination and meet new people with dedicated Dungeons and Dragons workshops, exploring new worlds in a VR (virtual reality) environment. Plus, teens can design their own spaces and objects, using creative and technology equipment at The Edge, including sewing machines and the laser cutter.

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Under 8s | Ages 8–12 | Ages 12–15 | Ages 15-17


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Summer Night at State Library

Join us for a fun evening especially for families! On Friday 20 December you are invited to explore our exhibition and activity spaces, play together, share stories, make and create, and experience State Library after dark.

Enjoy storytelling and musical performances, crack the clues in the escape room, make personalised gift tags and custom wrapping paper, take part in a scavenger hunt and visit the tech play pit.

$20 per family, bookings required. 

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Summer Reading Club

From now until 31 January, State Library sponsors delivery of the Summer Reading Club in partnership with public libraries across Queensland. This year, during the Summer Festival program, children and families can sign up onsite to join the "40 days in 40 ways" challenge, which encourages fun ways to read and enjoy stories during the school holidays.

Will you pledge to read 40 days this summer? To register, visit State Library, your local library or sign up online.

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