Join the First 5 Forever Early Literacy Champions Webinar

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Early Literacy Champions Webinar: Thursday 31 October, 1-2pm All library staff are welcome to join this session for tips to engage and use Early Literacy Champions in your local community and maximise your grant application opportunity. The next First 5 Forever webinar will help you to identify and recruit members of your community as Early … Read more

Kanopy Kids for Halloween

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Kanopy films are a great way to celebrate Halloween on October 31. Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and evolved into a day of trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, costumes and eating sweet treats (History of Halloween). This ghoulish festival is enjoyed by all but especially children. Kanopy Kids films for Halloween Kanopy … Read more

Great libraries showcased at QPLA 2019

Public library staff shared what made their library great at the Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA) conference in Mackay. The 2019 conference, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities!, was held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019, featuring keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, tours and other activities to keep attendees thinking … Read more

Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

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Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … Read more