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
Come and meet the cast from the CDP and Tall Stories' magical musical adaptation of The Gruffalo’s Child.
Gruffalo's Child Storytime
Tuesday 30 June 2015
The Place, Mezzanine Level
State Library of Western Australia
Suitable for 0-5 year olds
International Storytime Series
Come and enjoy stories and activities from different countries:
3 June Malaysia
8 July Brazil
5 August Vietnam
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.
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.
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.
The Book Totem
The Book Totem was created during the summer school holidays at the beginning of 2009 by local sculptor Graham Hay. It is firmly bolted to the floor and has a steel pole running through the middle of it, so it is safe.
The books used were discarded from public libraries and were turned into art. Children selected the books they wanted to use in the sculpture.
Graham also created the Eye pencil sculpture at the same time. Staff at the library and all the families involved in the workshop signed the pencils.
For more about how it was created, have a look at Graham Hay’s web pages.
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.
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: Thursday 25 June 2015