Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Look! The art of Australian picture books today

The popular State Library of Victoria exhibition Look! The art of Australian picture books today celebrates the worlds and stories revealed in picture books today. Original artwork, sketches and drawings by more than 40 Australian illustrators are on display, including Bob Graham, Ann James, Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Leigh Hobbs and Terry Denton.

The exhibition features picture books from the past ten years, with favourites such as Are we there yet?, The arrival, Old Tom's holiday, Greetings from Sandy Beach, Fox and Enigma.

Draw a story competition

The State Library of Victoria ran a competition for children aged two to 12 to draw illustrations for Sally Rippin's short story The Dream-spinner. You can now see all the colourful winning entries in an interactive book — visit Look! Draw a story competition.

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