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Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter

The Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter, supported by Gandel Foundation, is a free, purpose-built space for children aged up to 12 years (and their parents and carers) to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities.

The space spans two floors and features a two-storey children's castle: the top floor is designed for kids aged 8 to 12 years, and the lower level caters for younger children.

You'll also find reading nooks, a play space and a browsing collection of more than 4000 children's books, including Braille books and books in languages other than English.

Zoned areas have been designed to cater for children as they grow and develop, with specific areas and activities targeted towards babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, primary schoolers and pre-teens.

About the Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter

The Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter opened in December 2019 as part of the Library's Vision2020 redevelopment project.

Now part of the Quad, from 2003 to 2017 this south-west courtyard space housed the Library's Experimedia event venue and multimedia games space.


Daily 10am–6pm

More information

Please see our comprehensive Visit Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter page for information about the wonderful features, programs and events in this space.