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Using the library with children is a great way to support and encourage a love of reading and books. While our library doors are closed, your child can still access our online resources for kids and continue to enjoy the library at home.

Kids reads

Find eBooks and eAudiobooks all in one kid-friendly place on OverDrive for kids. Download the OverDrive app and start borrowing today.

  • Kids classics - a selection of much-loved kids titles to discover and re-read time and time again!
  • David Walliams - try some of these popular and wickedly funny books for your child!
  • The Baby-sitters Club - a great retro read for your child, the Baby-sitters Club series is bound to get your child hooked on the goings on of Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne and Dawn!
  • The Boxcar Children mystery series - with a huge selection of Boxcar children mysteries on eaudiobook, bedtime stories are covered for a while!
  • Comics and graphic books - if your child prefers reading comics to chapter books that's ok, any reading is good reading.

Need some screen-free time? Download an audiobook and let your child listen to a story. Kids love being read aloud to. Audiobooks are perfect for downtime or storytime before bed and the whole family can enjoy them together. BorrowBox has an extensive range of audiobooks for kids of all ages with a large selection of Australian titles. Download the BorrowBox app to get started.

Join the Reading Adventure Club

Similar to the Summer Reading Club, the State Library of Queensland has started an online Reading Adventure Club. Complete online challenges, share your stories, poems and artwork and connect with reading adventurers across the country. Looking for some inspiration? Head to OverDrive Kids to find a huge range of titles for readers of all abilities - your child is sure to find something of interest. Start your reading adventure today!

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Learning from home

Connect with us from home

Our online library is available 24/7 with resources available for all ages so you can connect with us from home. Not a member? We have introduced a temporary online only library membership to make it easy for you to access our online resources. Just complete the online form and our staff will process your application and contact you with your membership details in two working days.

Stay connected

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View upcoming events for kids aged six to 12 years near you.

Check out our Parents and littlies page for more information and activities for children aged zero to five years.

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