Visit Libraries Tasmania this May and find something to enjoy at any age!
Join us for National Simultaneous Storytime on 25 May at your local library.
Each year a story written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read at the same time across Australia. This year’s book is Family Tree, written by Josh Pyke and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh.
Take the grandkids for a morning out at Rock & Rhyme or Storytime
Remember singing rhymes to the kids when they were little? Rediscover the joy of singing in a small group at our Rock & Rhyme and Storytime sessions, on at your local library.
Spaces for everyone
In a mood to simply relax? Come in and find a quiet spot to sit and reflect, read a magazine, catch up with friends or surf the internet. Libraries have spaces for everyone to enjoy.
We love our volunteers! This month, we are celebrating the volunteers who make such a large contribution to Libraries Tasmania.
Have you thought of volunteering at Libraries Tasmania?
Celebrate National Volunteer Week by registering your interest – there are various roles to choose from.
The library in your pocket
All members have access to our eLibrary. You can connect using your own device.
Did you know that you can manage your library membership and loans using the Libraries Tasmania Lending app? Download the app today.
Open the magic world of Story Box Library for free with your library membership – view Australian and New Zealand storytellers reading aloud selected children’s books.
No fixed address?
Whether you are couch-surfing at a friend’s, or staying in temporary accommodation, visit your local library and become a member. We have relaxed our address requirements to make it easier for you. Access all our resources, for free, anywhere.
Discover the true story of William Lanney
The Lanney Pillar at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is open until 25 June 2022. Attend one of the thought-provoking discussions in May at the Allport to learn more about the life of William Lanney.
Enjoy the history of Cadbury’s at Claremont
Marvel over chocolate wrapper designs from the 1930s.
Visit the latest display ‘By Mountain and Sea’: 100 Years of Cadbury’s at Claremont, now on at the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room.
If you can’t make it in person, take a peek at some incredible images from Cadbury’s.
The Tasmanian Archives Research Files
How do we make sure that remote researchers have access to the same research material as locals?
These files can now be discovered through a simple search in the Tasmanian Names Index. Read more here.
Register for activities at our public libraries around the state on Eventbrite:
- Learn Family History Research Help at Rosny Library
- Chat in Coffee, Cake and Computers – Find events and things to do by Glenorchy Library
- Listen to Stefan Petrow: The Last Man – the mutilation of William Lanne in 1869 or Tim McCormack: Pathway to Truth-telling and Treaty – looking ahead at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
- Be up with online security at Kingston Library and Protect Yourself Against Scams
- Join The Thursday Book Club @ Devonport Library
- Find Family Tree eResources and Make your own book of inspiration at Burnie Library
- Connect with others and learn How to Use Zoom at Scottsdale Library
- Try Laser Tag at George Town Library
And activities for kids on Eventbrite:
If you need help finding our wonderful resources, contact your local library.