The Children’s Floor is located on Level Four of the Library. This space houses our specialised collections for ages zero to 11 years, dedicated presentation spaces, the Tree of Knowledge outdoor play space, bathrooms equipped with baby changing tables and many comfy spots to curl up with a good book.
The City of Perth is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our staff, volunteers, visitors and community safe. All actions the City is taking are guided by the need to flatten the infection curve, a position being adopted worldwide, nationally and locally in minimising the impacts of COVID-19 on community health and the economy.
In light of this, all All Library programming has been cancelled until further notice. This includes our regular activities for children.
Tree of Knowledge
In celebration of Reconciliation Week, local Aboriginal artist Lea Taylor was commissioned to ‘yarn bomb’ the Tree of Knowledge on Level 4. Yarn bombing usually involves covering objects in knitted or crocheted yarn. In this version, Lea used ancient weaving techniques to create coil ropes of natural and hand dyed raffia.
Lea Taylor is an award-winning weaver and artist from the Wadandi/Minang Nations of South West Western Australia. She was taught basic basket weaving by noted Aboriginal artist Sharyn Egan, and now works full-time as an artist and weaver.
Supervision of children
For their own security and wellbeing, children 11 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible guardian. Children five years and under must be within sight of a responsible guardian at all times.
Parents sometimes leave children in the care of their older siblings (aged 12 or above). We strongly suggest that if this decision is made, all children are registered as Library users so we may access contact details if necessary. Please be aware that parents/guardians remain responsible for the safety of all of their children at all times. Library staff are not equipped to watch or care for children or teenagers in the Library.
Adults visiting the Children's Floor
The Children’s Floor is dedicated to children’s services. To ensure the safety and comfort of families we ask that any adults visiting the space are accompanied by a child, however if you wish to see the space and facilities on offer, or to browse or borrow from the collection, you are welcome to do so.
Groups visiting the Children's Floor
The Children’s Floor is intended for general use only. Groups who wish to use the space to meet should email at least one week prior to request permission, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for schools is available on our School Visits page.
No private events (e.g. birthday parties) can occur on the Children’s Floor. If you are interested in hiring a suitable space for your next event, please contact the Library Events Team on email@example.com or visit the Event Spaces page. Please note there are costs associated with venue hire.
Food and drink
Cold food and covered or bottled drinks are permitted (no strong smelling hot food). Please eat at one of the tables available or in the outdoor space.