The State Library of Queensland is also in the Cultural Precinct of South Brisbane. If you walk past the banks of free, internet-enabled computers, turn right and then head for the far corner, you’ll reach the specially-decorated zone designed for under-eights.

The Corner is open from 10 am to 3 pm. We arrived after it was closed, but the attendant (Walter) kindly let us stay and play. He just asked that we turn off the computers and tidy up when we left.

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
The girls quickly found things to capture their interest.

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
The kids' computers feature HUGE keys on the keyboards and large trackballs for easy cursor manipulation.

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
I placed Delaney to play in the soft area that resembles a forest.

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
I liked this stack of sitting cushions which resembled river stones. (It would be a very easy idea to copy for at home.)

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
Calista loved climbing through the tunnels located in the window of the State Library building.

State Library of Queensland's Kids' Corner, May 2010
Cali's enthusiasm brought Aisha to have a turn at the tunnels.

We stayed in The Corner for about an hour which gave David time for a little nap, me time to rinse and dry Calista’s pants after a toileting incident, and it refreshed the girls for our continuing adventures.