Mem Fox Space | State Library of South Australia | 2022

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Mem Fox Space Comes to the State Library of South Australia

The State Library of South Australia is excited to be working with Mem Fox, one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s authors, to create a dedicated space for children and families in the library’s Institute Building.

Named in honour of Mem Fox’s contribution to children’s literature and early childhood literacy, this special place will be where families can come to read and play together, engage in creative activities, and attend children’s programs and events.

The library aims to provide a space for children and families to explore stories and storytelling in an inclusive and inspiring environment. The Institute Building has long been a place to celebrate literacy, history and culture. It is fitting that it is to be revitalised as a child and family friendly space, celebrating children’s literature.

Mem Fox’s iconic books are hugely popular with children, parents, teachers, librarians and the wider community. She has published more than 45 titles to date, and Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? frequently appear on lists of most borrowed library books.

Along with celebrating contemporary children’s literature and authors, the area will showcase the State Library’s renowned Children’s Literature Research Collection. Established in 1959, this collection contains books, magazines, toys and games played with by South Australian children from European settlement up to the present day.

Though in its early stages, the library looks forward to working with public libraries colleagues, child development experts, designers and others to make sure that this dedicated area is enchanting, engaging and appropriate for children of all ages.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SLSA website 

What:  Mem Fox Space Comes to the State Library of South Australia

When:    Updates to come

Where:   State Library of SA | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   Children of all ages

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: SLSA website (Illustration by Julie Vivas for Mem Fox’s Possum Magic)


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