Read with Ursula:

'Midnight at the Library'

Published by NLA Publishing

Children's Laureate and master storyteller Ursula Dubosarsky shares her enchanting picture book 'Midnight at the Library'.

Evocative and engaging, this is a story about the inception, creation and preservation of books and culture.

Recommended for everyone.

About the book

Ursula Dubosarsky & Ron Brooks

Coming Soon!

Midnight at the Library tells the story of a book throughout history. Beautifully illustrated by Ron Brooks, this story is sure to captivate the hearts of book-lovers across the nation, encouraging them to find their own book of wonder.

Midnight at the Library was created for the 50th anniversary of the National Library of Australia.

The ACLF and LOST IN BOOKS have worked in partnership to create this video collection. We would like to express our gratitude to NLA Publishing and illustrator Ron Brooks for their generous support of this project.  

Midnight at the Library (Spanish Translation)

A conversation with Ursula Dubosarsky

Midnight at the Library (Extended version)

This exciting partnership between Lost In Books and ACLF will see Midnight At The Library translated by the Forked Tongues Storytelling Collective in Arabic, Vietnamese, Tagalog and other languages spoken by culturally and linguistically diverse children and families across Australia.

The Spanish translation is available now (to the left or on our "Read with Ursula" page.

ACLF general enquiries  /  PO Box 5083, Brunswick North, VIC 3056


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

© 2020 ACLF. Proudly created with