Articles by: Sarah Kelly

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

August 24, 2016

News:

We welcomed more than 200 little readers, their families and carers to the Library this morning for a special 2016 Children’s Book Week Storytime.

A little history of Queen’s Hall

A little history of Queen’s Hall

May 27, 2016

Our stories:

‘The Queen’s Reading Room’ opened on 24 May 1859 when the south wing of the Library was completed. Currently closed, restoration works will begin in 2017 so that Queen’s Hall can re-open as a public reading room once again.

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

May 12, 2016

Our stories:

This week we’re celebrating our wonderful team of volunteers. From tour guides and storytellers to cataloguers and conservators, a small but extremely generous group of dedicated men and women donate their time, expertise and experience to the Library.

The Shakespeare Window

The Shakespeare Window

April 22, 2016

Our stories:

Have you ever visited the 6th floor of the La Trobe Reading Room and gazed out over the Dome? Did you notice the Bard of Avon peering over your shoulder?

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

Storytime launch for the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years

April 7, 2016

News:

Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, and Catherine Andrews launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for Early Years at the Library this week.

Help us build an archive!

Help us build an archive!

March 30, 2016

News:

We need your help to capture and record Melbourne’s laneways as they exist now for the State Collection.

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

New display opens to commemorate Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising

March 17, 2016

News:

Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising was a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain, that would have far-reaching repercussions here in Australia.

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

State Library recognised as ‘speciality event venue’

March 9, 2016

News:

The Library has been named a state finalist at the Meetings and Events Association Industry Awards. The awards recognise excellence and best business practice in the meetings & events industry.

774 ABC Melbourne takes up residence at the Library

774 ABC Melbourne takes up residence at the Library

February 24, 2016

News:

774 ABC Melbourne is packing up its Southbank headquarters to take up residence at the State Library from Friday 26 to Monday 29 February.

View of the Dome during Ideation. Photograph: James Braund

21,000 enjoy White Night Melbourne at the Library

February 22, 2016

News:

The Library was flooded with bright lights and sweeping soundscapes on Saturday 20 February for White Night Melbourne, a dusk ‘til dawn celebration of culture and creativity across the city.