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Events and exhibitions

Coloured drawing of a child holding a worm.
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Gardening Tools and Toys

Scavenger hunt

Now on until Sunday 30 June 2024

Free, no booking required

Youth adding their fantastic foliage to the wall.
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Fantastic Foliage and books

Free family activity

Now on until Sunday 30 June 2024

Free, no booking required

Four yellow toy chicks, three are wearing hats.
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Easter Hunt

Let's hop to it

Saturday 24 February to Sunday 7 April 2024

Free, no booking required

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Activities for home

All activities are approved by the Children's University, so whether you are visiting us or doing the activities at home, remember to update your passport at the Information Desk!

Build a bug, family fun activity at the State Library of SA

Build A Bug

Be inspired to build your own bug from watercolour paintings of insects found in George French Angas’ South Australia Illustrated, a snapshot of some of the earliest views of South Australia in 1844.

Family Trail

Family trail

Take an adventure through the Library to discover the many treasures and stories to be found.

Start by picking up your printed Family Trail from our different entry points in the State Library. 

Footy fun at the State Library of SA

Footy fun

Check out AFL-related books in your local library and Design Your Own Footy Team Uniform at home by downloading the sheet.

Aeroplane race board game - Ross Smith

Board games from the past

Did you know that the State Library holds a collection of historical board games that tell stories about people, places and events in South Australia’s history? 

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Create your ultimate party menu

It's time to start planning your ultimate party and designing your own menu.