Information for families
Share the joy of reading with children. We have a small selection of children’s books in the Main Reading Room—our friendly reading room staff can point you in the right direction. If you’re looking for books to take home, our bookshop has a range of books for everyone.
Our exhibitions often include family labels to help children enjoy their visit. Here are some tips:
- Let children take the lead
- If they're interested in something, ask questions! How does it make them feel? How do they think it was created? What can we learn from it?
- If children are still struggling, try playing i-spy.
Our onsite and online programs offer lifelong learning opportunities, from Library tours to using specific resources and discovering our collection. Our Australian curriculum–based school programs use exhibitions, collections and reading rooms as a springboard for students to find out more about Australian history and culture. Delve into our online Digital Classroom to find resources by year level.