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School students & teachers

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





Featured activities

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Virtual excursions
Book Week

Join some of Australia’s greatest children’s authors as they share the inspiration behind their writing, answer students’ questions and take your students through activities which will stimulate their imagination.

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

In this quickfire writing workshop, we’ll discuss how to 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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Family Sunday

Join us for workshops with author/illustrators Dr Bronwyn Bancroft, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Debra Tidball, plus a myriad of other creative and engaging activities.

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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.