Ipswich Children’s Library

Location: 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich Ipswich, QLD, Australia
Time: 9:00 am

Australia’s only dedicated public Children’s Library is NOW OPEN
Ipswich City Council has recently opened the country’s only dedicated Children’s Library, located on the ground floor of the new Administration Building, in the heart of the revitalised Nicholas Street Precinct.

Some of the great things you’ll find in the new library include:

  • Over 35,000 great books just for kids
  • Unique, multi-reality interactive experiences
  • Heaps of kids-focused programs and events
  • Hands-on tech adventures specially designed for children
  • And two life-sized dinosaurs suspended from the ceiling!

Mayor Teresa Harding said the purpose-built facility was about providing learning opportunities fit for the digital age and offered a library experience unlike any other in the country.

“The Ipswich Children’s Library is the latest in library thinking and design, with a focus on interactivity and engagement while young people learn, explore, and play” Mayor Harding said.
“I’m excited to welcome the city’s youngest readers into their new space and look forward to hearing their stories of wonder and delight.”

Specially designed for children from birth through to age 12, the library holds more than 35,000 items, innovative technology and digital experiences, with two life-sized dinosaurs calling the library home.

Written by Tanya Nissen

Tanya is mum to two teenage girls and is the Production Manager for Kids on the Coast/ Kids in the City. She has experience working in the print & digital publishing industry for a number of years with skills in keeping the production schedule organised, social media and website design. When not being taxi-Mum to her girls, Tanya enjoys camping, reading, digital scrapbooking and boating.

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