Children & families

Better Beginnings

Every child should have the very important experience of sharing books with the adults in their life from the time they are born.

A special space for children aged 0-8 and their parents or carers.
Did you know that it's never too early to read to your child?

Upcoming Events

To celebrate the WA Museum Boola Bardip's Wonderland exhibition, the State Library brings you a selection of 'Alice in Wonderland' book editions from our Research Collection of Children's Literature.
Weekly on Wednesday at 10:30am
Interactive story fun for pre-schoolers and their carers. Followed by a half hour Play Time where families can explore literacy and learning through reading, talking, singing, writing and playing together.
Weekly on Friday at 10:30am
Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families, followed by an hour of Play Time to help develop early literacy and learning skills.

Better Beginnings YouTube Channel

If you are looking for fun rhymes, stories and activities for kids, then head on over to the Better Beginnings YouTube channel.

Amenities, baby changing room and public toilets.
Access video content and digital books for children of all ages.
This page last updated on 5 April 2022