The Corner State Library Of Qld

South Bank

The Corner is SLQ's unique sunken space where parents and children aged 8 and under can engage with themed creative activity or imaginative play, watch holiday performances or just hang out, for free.

And while many people walk by oblivious to this protruding glass box by the Library Cafe, for parents in the know it’s a sought after site. There are puzzles, dress-ups and props, puppets, art and craft, kids computer activities aimed at creativity, books and even toys and an activity mat for babies.

Baby laughing while reading a book

If it all sounds a bit haphazard it’s not. Equipment is themed and changed every couple of months accordingly: one month it might be Vietnamese Market Place, complete with stalls, baskets, food and hats while another month the theme might be Grandma’s Kitchen or Outer Space.

Note: From November 22nd through to Feb 1 2015 the theme is Where the Wild Things Are, with imaginations running wild as children leap, crawl and play their way through swamps, monster's lairs and caves.

Although parents and carers must stay with their charges, the Corner is staffed by obliging smiley assistants who keep things tidy, clean and well-preserved.

During school holidays free performances by actors and musicians are scheduled daily and these too complement the play theme de jour.

The Corner

Ground Floor, SLQ

Stanley Place

South Bank

Daily 10am-3pm



State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, Queensland

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