Secondary students make their own hardcover book in a fun, hands-on workshop.
$130 per group (up to 25 students)
After a brief visit to the Mirror of the world exhibition and the beautiful La Trobe Reading Room, secondary students construct and decorate their own book in a fun, hands-on workshop. Each step in the creative process is guided by a Library facilitator.
Students also gain an understanding of the Library's role in collecting rare historic books, and experience first-hand our heritage building's unique architecture and legacy.
- take a brief guided tour of the Mirror of the world exhibition
- gain insights into the Library's rare book collection
- learn about the history of the book
- visit the Dome Education Studio/Activity Lab to attend a book-making workshop
- be inspired by the domed La Trobe Reading Room from the level 5 gallery level
This program links strongly to the Victorian Curriculum, history and art, and is relevant to Years 7–9.
This program assists students to:
- identify the origin and content of primary sources
- explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create a book
- experiment with different materials and book-making techniques
Embark on a journey of discovery at the State Library
Held in the inspiring heritage setting of Australia's oldest public library, our school excursions offer students a uniquely immersive, enriching experience, encouraging return visits and life-long learning. The Library has provided free access to information and education since 1856, and we invite students to become part of history as they tour the breathtaking dome and view our historic collections. All tours and workshops are developed by experienced teachers, aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and facilitated by expert staff.