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State Library of Victoria, Melbourne


The State Library Victoria have unveiled a magical space for kids, the Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter, packed full of books, fun and games for kids up to 12 years old.

Kids and parents can have fun with 4000 children’s books, toys and activities in the play space, theres also a 2 level storybook castle, with the top floor dedicated to the older school children aged 9 to 12 years old.

Keep the kids entertained indoors with regular activities, storytimes, songs and events, which are free to do with the Library’s own show-stopping storytellers.

Open from 10am-9pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-6pm Friday-Sunday.



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Age: All ages.
Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Changing Facilities: 2 Parent rooms.
Pram Accessibility: Ramp and Lift access.
Refreshments: Light snacks, lunch menu or coffee and cake at Mr Tulk cafe (ground floor).
Parking: Several paid carparks close to the Library, including Melbourne Central and QV.
Parent Accompany Child: Yes, please stay with your children and help them engage with the activities in the space.
Breastfeeding Area: Comfortable bean bags or chairs in the ground floor parent room.
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