Kids and families

Introduce your family to the Library with a range of engaging, age appropriate activities. Visit the Children's library designed specifically for our youngest visitors, join us for our early learning program or school holiday fun. There’s something for everyone!

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  • Free

Storytime in the Children's Library

Wednesday
Wed 17 Aug 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Come and join us in the beautiful Children's Library for preschool storytime.

  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Lauren Briggs

Wednesday
Wed 17 Aug 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

The perfect storytime to share with 2 to 5 year olds who love sea animals, the ocean and a whole lot of adventure. 

Collage of turtle named Little Pago and author Lauren Briggs in front of State Library NSW
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Tina Matthews

Wednesday
Wed 21 Sep 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Join author and illustrator Tina Matthews, as she reads her delightful picture books!

Author/Illustrator Tina Matthews drawing in her art studio
  • Workshop
  • Onsite
  • Free

Crafting Spooky Characters with Author Reece Carter

Thursday
Thu 6 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library

Learn how to create memorable characters from scratch with Reece Carter, author of A Girl Called Corpse.

Author Reece Carter
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Renée Treml

Wednesday
Wed 19 Oct 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Enjoy a spectacular storytime and learn about Australian animals using songs, stories and movement!

Author illustrator Renee Treml
  • Virtual excursion
  • Free

Storytime online with Sara Acton

Wednesday
Wed 16 Nov 2022
  • series: Kids at the Library
  • series: Schools
  • series: Storytime

Join award-winning author and illustrator Sara Acton for storytelling, dinosaur adventures and drawing.

Illustrated dinosaur in front of the State Library building

Book Lovers Club

Our NEW book-loving community for enthusiastic young readers!

The Best Cat, the Est Cat

The Best Cat, the Est Cat  takes readers on a rollicking adventure through the State Library.

Storytime Online

Bring your favourite authors into your lounge rooms, classrooms and early learning centres.  

Inspiration for creative writing

Creative writing prompts from the State Library's collections.

Young Writers Club

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

Art Club

Join us for more exciting and inspiring art adventures based on Library collections.

Have fun with Flipgrid activities

Find our fun learning activities available on Flipgrid for kids to do at home or at school.

Download an activity sheet

Engaging activities ready to print and complete!

Take a virtual tour

Explore the State Library of NSW without leaving your seat.

Kids’ Audio Guide

Enjoy an audio guide adventure of our Paintings from the Collection exhibition, created by kids, for kids.

Listen to a story on Instagram

Settle in as we share our favourite picture books in our Instagram storytimes. 

The Children's Library

Wind your way through our new maze-like library and get lost in the magic of books and stories.