The Corner at the State Library for kids
The Corner is a permanent space at the State Library Queensland for kids 0-8 years (and their parents), where they can use their hands, minds and bodies to explore and engage in creative play, reading, digital exhibitions and online games with a child centred approach.
Free activities for kids at the State Library Queensland
Please note that at the time of writing bookings are not required for these activities.
Play Time in The Corner Daily 11am to 12.45pm Mon to Sun. Open-ended play sessions for children of all ages with specially selected resources for you, your family, and friends to explore.
Rhyme Time in The Corner Every Tues, Thurs and Sat 10-10.45am. From babes in arms to children ready to dance, this First 5 Forever session is a special time for you and your little one to share rhymes, songs and stories.
Story Time in The Corner Every Sun and Wed 10-10.45am. For children aged 0-5. A fun selection of stories for everyone, shared through specially selected picture books and oral storytelling.
Baby Play in The Corner Every Mon and Fri 10-10.45am. For babies 0-12 months (not yet walking) and their parents/carers. Connect with your little one through baby-paced play, rhyme and shared stories.
Accessibility for Brisbane Kids
The Corner is on the entry level of the library (level one) in the right hand front corner of the building. A ramp or stairs provide access with all activities at just the right height for kids. Pram parking is adjacent to the area, with parents and carers invited to take part in the activities.
Transport is not an issue at the State Library
The Corner at State Library Queensland is easy to get to – and easy to find at Stanley Place, South Brisbane, 4101. Those using public transport can catch a bus to Cultural Centre Busway or GOMA bus stop, or a ferry and alight at the South Bank CityCat stop. Trainspotters can use the South Brisbane train station. Travelling by car? Parking is available at the Cultural Centre car parks, South Bank Parklands or Brisbane Exhibition Centre, and fees apply. You could even finish up the day with a dip in Southbank Lagoon
The State Library Website
The Corner also has its own website for kids The Corner (just scroll to the bottom of the page). Here kids can access games and activities, read virtual books and see the exhibitions currently on display in The Corner.
The Corner in located with the State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.
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