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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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Lit Up! Celebrating Children's Literature

A full-day conference for primary and secondary teacher librarians, children’s librarians, teachers and anyone with an interest in children’s literature.

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Virtual excursion
Danger, drama, action! How to write great adventure stories

In this quickfire writing workshop, students develop an adventure story and use writing techniques to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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Virtual excursion
‘Reading’ pictures - visual literacy skills

Learn to crack the code and understand the secret language of picture book illustrations  

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Virtual excursion
Writing spooky stories

Be inspired by the State Library’s imposing façade and ornate interior to compose some atmospheric and spooky descriptive writing.

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Featured activities

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Storytime online

Virtual sessions featuring some of Australia’s greatest picture book authors and illustrators.   

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Art Club

Join us for more exciting and inspiring art adventures based on Library collections, and develop new skills to apply to your own artmaking.

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Book Lovers Club

Join our book-loving community for enthusiastic young readers!

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Young Writers Club

Brush up on your writing skills, share your ideas and get stuck into writing!

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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.