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Storytelling resources for primary and kinder teachers

Keep on writing: creative resources by Sue Dymoke

Sue Dymoke, Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence at State Library Victoria, has designed three activities to help inspire young minds to explore the Library's collections and stretch their writing muscles.

View creative resources.

Author videos: Sally Rippon

Sally Rippin, creator of the much-loved Billie B Brown and Polly and Buster series.

Watch story talks with Sally Rippin

Author video: Julianne Negri

Hear from the author of The secret library of Hummingbird house.

Watch story talks with Julianne Negri.

State Library Victoria YouTube channel

Patrick Rodriguez

Explore hundreds of videos including collection deep dives, Storytime and author programs.

View YouTube channel

Author video: Mat Larkin

Hear from the author of The orchard underground.

Watch story talks with Mat Larkin.

Independent publishing: Zine making resources

Discover resources and lesson ideas for English and creative writing.

View resources and lesson ideas

Author video: Nicholas J Johnson

Professional magicians share mind-bending tricks from the collection.

Watch the science of magic

Programs for children and families

Explore our free programs for children and families at the Library. Childcare and Kinder groups welcome.

View our free programs for children and families

Author video: Boori Monty Prior

Hear from the Indigenous author and inaugural Children’s Laureate, Boori Monty Prior. 

Watch story talks with Boori Monty Pryor.

Author video: Kirli Saunders

Hear from multi-award winning poet and author of The incredible freedom machine, Bindi and kindred

Watch story talks with Kirli Saunders.

Author video: Tai Snaith

Hear from author and illustrator of Slow down world and You might find yourself

Watch build a dreamscape with Tai Snaith.

Author video: Nat Amoore

Hear from the author Secrets of a schoolyard millionaire and The power of positive pranking

Watch story talks with Nat Amoore.

Author video: Rawah Arja

Work through this creative writing workshop with Rawah Arja. 

Watch a children's creative writing workshop

Ergo research skills website

The Ergo website provides tips and tricks to help develop students' research and critical literacy skills. 

View Ergo website.