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Lit Up! Celebrating Children's Literature

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Lit Up! Celebrating Children's Literature

Conference - Friday 12 May 2023


You are warmly invited to join us for our 2023 conference Lit Up! Celebrating Children’s Literature.  

We have an exceptional line up of speakers and a range of enriching activities to inspire and immerse you in the world of children’s books. Jeannie Baker will share her latest book Desert Jungle, you'll get up close to collection items, and immerse yourself in our beautiful exhibition Imagine … the Wonder of Picture Books. All this and much more in an action-packed day in May.  

Who is this conference for? 

This conference is aimed at both primary and secondary teacher librarians, children’s librarians, teachers and anyone with an interest in children’s literature.

Is this conference accredited?

This conference may be claimed as Elective PD but is NOT accredited with NESA.

Will this event be recorded and available online?

No this event is onsite only. 

Will refreshments be provided?

Yes, morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket. 

Is the State Library an accessible venue?

Yes. For further information, please read our Accessibility Guide. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements when purchasing your ticket.


Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite. Please ensure you have read the full program as you will be asked to select workshop options at point of booking.





View the full program including abstracts and speaker profiles.

View the full Conference program



Plan your visit

Getting here

By public transport

The closest train stations are Martin Place (200 metres) and St James (450 metres). Ferries arrive into Circular Quay which is only a short walk away. 

By car

The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road.

If you have a Mobility Parking sticker, you can use the parking spaces at Shakespeare Place, on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway.  

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