Welcome to The Place
There's always plenty to do at The Place!
Storytime and Rhymetime are scheduled each week, and there are lots of books to share and borrow.
Come and enjoy Baby Rhymetime, every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Place with Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
Big Stories for little people
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10.30am, full of interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers.
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. The Place is all about stories and you can visit any time the Library is open.
The Place Gallery showcases original illustrations from Western Australian picture books. Displays are regularly updated. Find out more on our exhibitions page.
Term One Activity Time
Days: Monday and Thursday
Time: Drop in between 10 am – 2 pm
Ages: Suitable for children up to 5 years
All activities are free, no bookings required.
We invite you to visit The Place at the State Library during these Summer Days. Enjoy a story at the listening station, have fun with the play mat and felt boards, view the On a Small Island exhibition of original artworks, plus a new special activity each week:
23, 26 March
Sea creature mystery bags
30 March & 2 April
Sounds of the sea: make a noisemaker
Term 2 Activity Time
We invite you to visit The Place at the State Library of Western Australia for some Ripper Rhymes. Enjoy a story at the listening station, sing a rhyme at the puppet theatres or with musical instruments, plus a new special activity each week.
20, 23, 30 April
Science with Humpty Dumpty
4, 7 May
Maths with Incey Wincey Spider
11, 14 May
Reading with Hairy Maclary
18, 21 May
Playing with Round and Round the Garden
25, 28 May
Writing with Dr Seuss
4, 8, 11 June
Talking with This Little Piggy
15, 18 June
Maths with The Moon is Round
22, 25 June
Talking with Brown Bear, Brown Bear
29 June, 2 July
Singing with Hey Diddle Diddle
Drop in between 10 am - 2 pm every Monday and Thursday during school term (public holidays excluded). Suitable for children up to 5 years. All activities are free. No bookings required.
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.
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Page last updated: Wednesday 25 March 2015