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Online collection spotlight: Children’s literature and culture

Online collection spotlight: Children’s literature and culture

March 11, 2024

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights, Our stories:

Ever wonder what books were available for children 200 years ago? Keen to try your hand at some eighteenth and nineteenth century board games?
Trace the development of children’s reading, learning and play with the Children’s Literature and Culture database.

Kermit reads a book about frogs

Online Collection Spotlight: Britannica Kids

September 27, 2021

Ask a librarian, Collection spotlights:

What do frogs and salamanders have in common? What’s the largest coral reef on Earth? And who wrote the picture book, ‘Possum Magic’? The Britannica Kids online encyclopaedia doesn’t just offer answers to these questions.

Elizabeth Batman's doll

Elizabeth Batman’s doll

March 20, 2019

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Elizabeth Batman’s doll is a fascinating relic from the earliest days of Melbourne.

1000 Books Before School - launched at the State Library of Victoria. Photo Teagan Glenane

State Library Victoria launches early literacy campaign

October 26, 2016


As part of Children’s Week, State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network launches 1000 Books Before School, the first statewide program in Australia designed to work with families to promote early literacy skills, and to combat the scourge of adult illiteracy in our communities.

Old Tom by Leigh Hobbs. Copyright: Leigh Hobbs.

Kids’ big book spectacular coming soon

January 28, 2016


There are just two weeks to go until the inaugural Kids’ big book spectacular at the Library, a day of free family fun to celebrate the wonderful world of children’s literature and illustration.

New creative play activities for children

New creative play activities for children

September 8, 2015


Today we’re celebrating our younger readers at the Library for International Literacy Day, with a brand new Play Pod theme inspired by Alison Lester’s classic children’s book ‘Are we there yet?’

Children take on family history

Children take on family history

March 20, 2014

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of children in our Genealogy Centre. During school holidays in particular, the centre is buzzing with enthusiastic kids, helping their parents and grandparents research… Read More ›

Forgotten Australians and former child migrants

November 15, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the National apology to Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. ‘Forgotten Australians’ is a term the Australian Senate has used to describe children who… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›

New resources in Genealogy Centre

September 9, 2010

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

Guides to researching countries and occupations are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months. Looking overseas, we have recently acquired guides to help you… Read More ›