Extend the reach of your library with eresources or young people

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Join us on Friday 23rd August, 1-2pm to explore online resources to engage young library members such as storytelling, ebooks and eaudiobooks. We will explore BorrowBox and OverDrive ebooks and eaudiobooks along with the Story Box Library storytelling resource to build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their carers. … Read more

Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

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You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … Read more

Build your capability with a Fun Palace work placement at State Library

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State Library of Queensland would like to offer an exciting opportunity to four public library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff from across Queensland to participate in a professional development event from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October 2019 at the State Library of Queensland. State Library’s Fun Palace will take place in State Library … Read more

Shine a Light for Children in National Child Protection Week 1 – 7 September 2019

Lantern Project Hands-on Art and the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee invite you to make special paper lanterns in honour of Child Protection Week in Queensland. Lantern Making Resources Run your own lantern making workshop with your students, community or family members. There are lanterns to suit all ages and abilities. We encourage you to … Read more

Digital Technology Accessibility Pilot Project success

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Mackay Regional Council (MRC) Libraries received a $3,000 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant through the State Library of Queensland to develop a Digital Technology Accessibility Program Pilot Project targeting homebound clients and caregivers who are elderly and/or disabled. Through statistical and personal information through the ABS QuickStats 2016 and engagement with key stakeholders, information gathered … Read more

Advances in preserving visual history in the Banana Shire

Ruth, Di and Jo with scanner box

Banana Shire Council Libraries received a $1,700 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant to fund the purchase of two Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanners to enable digitisation of visual media (photos, film, slides and negatives). The equipment will assist in the preservation of historical images and help keep a public record appropriate for historical societies, sporting … Read more

Reading is My Secret Power 2019 Children’s Book Week Theme

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Book Week is an annual celebration across Australia encouraging a love of reading and literature for children. The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) leads Book Week to: • promote quality literature for young Australians; • support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and; • engage the community … Read more