Library on the Lawn festival

State Library Victoria

Head to the Library lawn for a Covid-safe summer family festival!

20 Feb
10:00 am
Weekend event

For two weekends in February, State Library Victoria is transforming the Library’s forecourt into a creative, relaxing, and invigorating space featuring live performances, workshops, Storytime, and music.

There’ll also be face painting and roving performers throughout the day for you to enjoy, along with a coffee cart by Mr Tulk until 4pm.

Plus, colourful beanbags for you to relax on while protected by a canopy of large umbrellas.


  • Storytime with the Library
  • Hanging mobile workshop with Emma Grace (suitable for ages eight and over)
  • Performance by ARIA, Grammy and Oscar nominated musicians in children's group The Mudcakes (suitable for ages eight and under)
  • Monster pot workshop with Emma Grace (suitable for ages eight to 12)
  • Kids dance party DJ Andrew McClelland
  • Medieval calligraphy workshop
  • BBQ-punk music performance by The Burnt Sausages


  • Storytime with the Library
  • Recycled crowns workshop with Georgina Humphries (suitable for ages four and over)
  • Interactive comic strip workshop with Bernard Caleo (suitable for ages three and over)
  • A taste of bibliotherapy with Susan McLaine
  • Design and produce your own book workshop
  • Music and dance performance by Real Youth Music Studios
  • Letter writing, envelope art, and stamp design workshop with Melanie Knight
  • Music performance by Georgia Fields

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