state library of victoria play pod

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the City and inside to a quiet space of tranquility. Don't let the 'quiet' put you off as children are very welcome in the library and have their own dedicated play space. The fabulous "Play Pod" is where children can play, do crafts, dress up, read books and more. The Play Pod has a different theme each month based on a children's book.

It's a great spot to bunker down for a few hours on a cold, wet or windy day or get out of the heat and take refuge in air-conditioned comfort!

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State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000


Play Pod 10am–4pm daily; children under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Closed on Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day), Monday 26 December (Boxing Day) and Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year's Day)