Learning at the library

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School students & teachers

Classroom ready, curriculum-linked learning programs and resources promoting engagement, creativity and intellectual growth.




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Featured activities

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Onsite excursions
School programs for Imagine… the Wonder of Picture Books
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Bring your class to the Library to experience the wonder and joy of picture books in one of our curriculum-linked excursions.

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Virtual excursions
Book Week

We are hosting FREE virtual excursions every day during Book Week! Join some of Australia’s greatest children’s authors and illustrators as they  take your students through activities which will stimulate their imagination.

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Onsite excursion
Creative writing adventures

For generations writers have visited the State Library in search of inspiration for their work. Come in and discover your own inspiration!

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Learning activity
Journey of the First Fleet

This comprehensive unit of work covers the journey of the First Fleet, the early days of the colony, Aboriginal perspectives, and the profiles of two little-known convict women.

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Featured activities

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Exhibition: Imagine…. the Wonder of Picture Books

Explore this child-friendly exhibition to find some old and new favourites.

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Storytime online

Featuring some of Australia’s greatest picture book authors and illustrators, these monthly virtual sessions are the perfect way to bring your favourite authors into your lounge rooms, classrooms and early learning centres.  

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Book Lovers Club

Join our new online after-school club, a book-loving community for enthusiastic young readers.

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Storytime in the Library

Join us in the beautiful Children's Library from 10.00 – 10:30 am on Wednesdays during term time, beginning 20 July 2022.

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Explore more learning opportunities

Work and employment
Tertiary student groups

Free research orientation, self-guided programs, and tailored sessions for coursework or research degree help.

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Lifelong learners

An exciting range of courses, talks and workshops for people of any age and stage of learning. 

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Professional learning

Develop your knowledge and skills with our teacher professional learning programs. Workshops are available online, onsite and around NSW.