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Create your own book workshop

2 hours
$180 per group

Be immersed in the world of books and stories in this interactive workshop and storytelling session. In this cultural experience students participate in a storytelling session, see historic texts in the World of the Book exhibition and respond to their experience by making their own book.  

Students will:

  • develop an appreciation of reading and storytelling for enjoyment 
  • make their own book to take home
  • see the Library’s unique heritage spaces, including the World of the Book exhibition
  • consider how libraries contribute to our community. 

As part of your program, you will experience the World of the Book Exhibition Trail.

In this trail, you will explore the Library’s iconic spaces and the Library's collection of rare and unique works on display in the World of Book Exhibition. Students will discover how books are keepers of ideas, knowledge and stories.

This program links to the Victorian Curriculum and helps students to

  • understand that texts can take many forms (VCELA141)
  • respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences (VCELY185)
  • explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination, and express them through subject matter by creating visual artworks (VCAVAE021). 

This program is generously supported by Gandel Foundation for low-ICSEA Victorian primary schools.

To find out more about visiting the Library, bus parking and COVID-19 guidelines, see Plan a school visit.

Please note: low ICSEA-primary schools participating in the Library’s Gandel programs, 'Create your own book' and 'Primary research', are eligible to have program and bus costs reimbursed. For more information please email education@slv.vic.gov.au