Yearly Archives: 2018 Back

Gerald Murnane wins Prime Minister’s Literary Award for ‘exquisite’ novel

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are among the most prestigious in Australia presented for exceptional works by Australian creatives. The awards recognise our talented authors, illustrators and historians greatest literature of the year. Winners selected from six categories    Above: Winners in the Children’s and Young Adult categories. Gerald Murnane was awarded the Fiction prize … Read more

Springfield Central Library a huge success for Ipswich community

Steps leading into library, shelving displays with books

According to Ipswich City Council, nearly 1,000 people are visiting the new Springfield Central Library every day.  The flagship facility has seen visitor numbers across all Ipswich libraries jump from 141,415 in the April-June quarter to 173,797 for July-September. An average 914 people daily went to Springfield Central Library. Arts, Social Development and Community Engagement … Read more

Realise your potential with the help of a Micro Grant

Realising our Potential cloud graphic

State Library of Queensland’s Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program provides a total funding pool of $50,000 for quick response funding to councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) across Queensland. Applications must demonstrate how the Grant will address an immediate identified local need, have measurable outcomes and … Read more

Lynda.com courses for architects and designers

Man holding house plan. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

Home: a suburban obsession is a State Library of Queensland exhibition showcasing home and the stories within, inspired by one of the largest digitised photographic collections of Queensland houses. Has the exhibition inspired someone you know to want to know more about architecture and design? Lynda.com has over 1,000 architecture training courses and tutorials on AutoCAd, … Read more

Creating Dementia-friendly communities

Front cover of the Dementia-friendly community toolkit

Dementia Australia describes a dementia-friendly community as a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. Your library can help create a dementia-friendly community by supporting library staff to understand dementia, and people with dementia and to help people with dementia remain actively … Read more