Summer Festival

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Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sat 25 Jan 2020


Free event
Booking required
Costs apply to some workshops and activities.

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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, fabric printing, 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.

Summer Night at the Library

Join us for a fun evening at the library 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 the library after dark.

The Summer Night program will feature storytelling and musical performances by special guests Nanna Magic and Lucas Proudfoot.

Bookings required.

A full program will be available soon.

Summer Reading Club

From 1 December – 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.

Sign up through your local library or at State Library of Queensland. Summer Reading Club is a free program.

More information will be available soon.

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Upcoming dates

Sat 14 Dec 2019 - Sat 25 Jan 2020