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.

Baby Rhymetime 

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:

2, 5  February
Sand castle shapes: create castles with paper shapes

9, 12  February
Does it float?

16, 19 February  
Row, row, row your boat: construct a boat from recycled materials

23, 26 February
Story necklace: sequence a story

2, 5 March
Stamping fun: stamp letters on a beach theme

9, 12 March
Sea creature maths

16, 19 March
Play dough mats: count and play

23, 26 March                  
Sea creature mystery bags

30 March & 2 April        
Sounds of the sea: make a noisemaker

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: Friday 27 February 2015

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