Discover what inspires Phil to write stories, how he develops his ideas and language and the collaborative process that takes his ideas from scribbled words and ideas on a vomit bag to a published book!
State Library Education Officers, Leisel and Sharon, will be there to exchange ideas about the accompanying free learning program and links to curriculum.
Note: Attendance certificates will be provided, and refreshments available from 4pm.
The State Library is excited to be sharing the Phil Cummings: Stories behind the books exhibition and learning program that celebrates the secrets and stories of South Australian author, Phil Cummings. Drawn from the library's collections and co-designed with children from the Peterborough community, will feature his aware-winning books through to copies of his original manuscripts. The exhibition forms part of the DreamBIG Children's Festival.
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The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.
You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.
The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.
There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.
Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Wing is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.
Access to the Institute Building is via the external ramp on the Kintore Ave entrance or via the internal ramp between the Institute Building and the Spence Wing (opposite the Treasures Wall).
There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.
The Mortlock Wing and Treasures Wall are venues for hire and subject to occasional closures due to functions and special events, please check our Open Hours for any venue closures on the day of your tour to avoid disappointment.
There is a cafe located in the back of the glass foyer at the State Library. View more information about the cafe and tenants.
At the State Library we use Eventbrite for our event and program registrations. When you register for an event or program, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. Eventbrite will then prompt you to create a password so that you can manage your bookings. For information about what happens to your contact details please view our privacy statement.
Find the event, tour or program you would like to book. On the page about the event, tour or program you will notice a yellow button called 'Book now' as well as registration cart on the page.
Choose the number of tickets you need then follow the prompts by filling in your details. We use Eventbrite at the State Library for our event and education programs.