Imaginations run wild at pop-up library for kids

28 January 2022

Bring the kids to explore worlds of fiction, science and history at a new pop-up library now open in Fed Square. 

The library features 1200 brand-new books, coding robots, fraction board puzzles and interactive kits. Over the coming months, it will host a range of family-friendly activities designed to engage and excite young bookworms. 

This is the third in a series of pop-up libraries, joining a food-themed library in the Queen Victoria Market precinct and an Express Book Bar for city workers at 240 Little Collins Street. 

Lord Mayor Sally Capp said the Fed Square library is the ideal place for parents and kids to discover a whole new fun-filled world. 

‘Around 1500 visitors have attended our first two pop-up libraries, taking advantage of the convenient locations, curated selections and the delightful Make*It Space – where you can create anything from calico bags to 3D prints,’ the Lord Mayor said. 

‘Our series of pop-up libraries is delighting Melburnians and bringing more people into the city more often. I can’t wait to see young minds explore our latest offering.’ 

Councillor Jamal Hakim, Creative Melbourne portfolio lead, said the Pop-up library for kids is the trendiest place for children to immerse themselves in fantastical stories and learn new things. 

‘Libraries are our most accessible local destination,’ Cr Hakim said.

‘They are more than just books – they are a place of facts, fun and importantly, a place for everyone.’

The pop-up libraries initiative is part of the $200 million Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government. 

The Pop-up Library for Kids will be open until mid-April. For more details, visit Pop-up libraries.

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