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.
You can visit the Picture a Story exhibition of original picture book illustrations during the school holidays - check out the exhibition page for more information. The exhibition is located in the Gallery area of The Place and downstairs in the Gallery area on the Ground Floor.
Stories Round the Book Totem
Big stories for little people
Storytime happens every Wednesday at 10.30am, full of interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers.
The last storytime for 2013 will be on 18 December. Storytime will recommence on 8 January 2014.
Baby Rhymetime at The Place
Come and enjoy Baby Rhymetime, every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Place with Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families.
The final Rhymetime for 2013 will be on 17 December.
Rhymetime will recommence on 7 January 2014.
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. You can borrow these using a State Library card.
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 9 December 2013