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5 minutes with Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd

Helen is the Area Support Officer for Rolleston, and she knows that professional development is the key to the future of vibrant public library services. Read on to find out more about Helen’s time with Central Highlands Regional Council. How did you first come to be part of the libraries? The library became part of … Read more

Reading Tips for Story Time

Piranhas don't eat bananas book cover

Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more

Books on a plane

Girl reading

We’ve seen libraries at the beach, on the side of the road and in shopping malls. But now libraries have taken to the skies, with a UK airline adding children’s libraries to all its planes! The ‘flybrary’ collection has been chosen by former children’s laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson and includes classics such as Alice’s Adventures … Read more

New language items added to SLQ collection

Librarian with ESL resources

Celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month in your library this August by raising awareness / highlighting the Languages Other Than English (LOTE)  collection from State Library of Queensland. According to the 2016 ABS Census nearly half the Australian population were born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Over 300 ancestries were separately identified in … Read more

Celebrate Book Week with High Tea in Brisbane!

High tea for book week

Teacher librarians and librarians are invited to join the team at the Department of Education and Training Reading Centre for high tea and presentations from guest speakers in celebration of this year’s Book Week– ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and celebrate the positive impact reading has on people’s everyday lives. Guest speaker Christine Bongers, former radio and … Read more