Welcome to The Place
Have you seen the new furniture and layout at The Place? Come and check it out. There's always plenty to do!
Stories Round the Book Totem
Big stories for little people
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10:30. Interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers.
Baby Rhymetime at The Place
Come and enjoy Baby Rhymetime, every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Place. Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
The Books Moove Me cow
You can visit the Books Moove Me cow on the mezzanine bridge, just before the entrance to The Place. Find out more about the cow here.
What else can I do at The Place??
The Place is for children and families and is located on the mezzanine level. Discover the puppets, dress ups and toys designed to stimulate young minds and imaginations. Select a book to share together from our vast range of titles.
The Place is all about stories and you can visit any time the Library is open.
READ – new books are added all the time.
EXPLORE – displays, activities and online stories with Tumblebooks.
LOOK – in the gallery at the original picture book art . See if you can find your name on a pencil in the pencil sculpture located on the wall just outside The Room With a View.
FIND - a book you have read in the book totem pole. This totem pole is very safe - it has a steel pole through the middle of the books, and is securely bolted to the floor.
Visiting The Place
The Place is open any time the library is open. The mezzanine level can be found up one flight of stairs, or by pressing M in the lift.
Prams and bags are fine in The Place, but if you are visiting any other floors in the library, you may need to put your bag in a locker on the Ground Floor.
There are no toilets at The Place - baby change rooms are located on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge. Ask for the key from the friendly Welcome Desk staff. Toilets are also located on the ground floor in the foyer near the coffee shop, and on other floors of the library.
Snacks for children can be eaten at The Place, but no nuts please. If you would like to eat lunch, please find a spot on the Ground Floor in the Discovery Lounge or outside the building.
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Please leave The Place tidy when you leave.
In general, we ask that any adults that wish to visit The Place are accompanied by a child, however if you would like to look at the books or the artwork, and do not have a child with you, please inform the Welcome Desk staff.
Computers at The Place
Priority is given to children, or parents and children using the computers to explore online stories together. If you wish to use the computers for a longer period of time, please use one of the computers in the Discovery Lounge.
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Page last updated: Monday 8 April 2013