Stories and Surprises at The State Library

  • Tue Feb 01 - Thu Dec 29 2022
  • Toddlers
  • From $50 for a group of 10

Are you in a parents’ group? Stories and Surprises is a perfect week-day excursion for playgroups and pre-schools … all you need is a group of 10 kids!

During this fun-filled program, you will explore the Library and engage with the collections in a fun, age appropriate way. It’s the best kind of show-and-tell!

There are four ‘adventures’ to choose from. You will get to explore different parts of the library, listen to stories and create a fabulous craft to take home. 

Workshop themes are:

  • In the Night - Pick up a torch and explore the AMAZE gallery. Join us to share stories about nighttime and create a 'glow in the dark' craft. 
  • Pretty Patterns - Spots and dots, shapes and stripes…search for patterns in the Library and make some of your own with interesting materials.
  • A Day on the Water - Search for boats in our Paintings from the Collection exhibition. Stay a while to share some fishy stories and crafts.
  • Cat Capers - There's a cheeky cat hiding in the Library - can you help us find him? 

This is a great way to introduce children to the magic of books and the extraordinary collections of Australia's oldest and most loved library – in the heart of Sydney.

After the 45-minute excursion, be sure to visit our new Children’s Library or hang out in the Family Room – designed with under 5s in mind.

With the gorgeous Royal Botanic Gardens on our doorstep, why not make a day of it! 

Bookings are essential:

Where:       State Library of NSW, Corner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place
When:        Select your preferred date on their website. Duration 45 minutes
Cost:          From $50 for a group of 10. Suitable for 3 - 5-year-olds and their carers.

For more information, visit their website.

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