Yearly Archives: 2018 Back

Indigenous Literacy Day 2018

Reading opens doors poster

A national celebration! 5 September 2018 Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. It is organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation which aims to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. The day aims to focus attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote … Read more

Early literacy in the west

Did you hear about the Western Downs Language to Literacy Conference, held in May this year? On a cool weekend back in autumn, early childhood professionals from near and far, representing libraries, early childhood centres, schools, health and other organisations came to Dalby to learn, share and discuss all things early literacy. A motivated group … Read more

Free Bookmark – First 5 Forever celebrates children’s book week

Find your treasure

CBCA Children’s Book Week 18-24 August It’s not long now until the start of Children’s Book Week 2018. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children, families and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. This year’s theme is “Find your treasure”.  The First 5 Forever team are celebrating book week … Read more

Multicultural Event Grant Funding 2018 – 2019 Now Open

Woman at Multicultural Celebration

Applications close Friday, 14 September 2018. The funding round for multicultural events under the 2018-19 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) program is now open. The CMQ program promotes multiculturalism and supports communities to celebrate diversity and connect and welcome migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities. What funding is available? Funding of up … Read more

Tumble Book Library has titles in Spanish and French

Tumble Book Library logo

Tumble Book Library is a database especially for children and available for free for all Queensland public libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and State Library of Queensland members. Tumblebooks is another great featured resource for Queensland Multicultural Month with more than 120 ebooks in Spanish and French. There are over 1000 titles for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture … Read more

Kanopy – films with a global perspective

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Kanopy is available for all Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) and State Library of Queensland members. Offering  what  the  New  York  Times  calls  a  garden  of  cinematic  delights,   Kanopy  showcases  more  than 30,000  of  the  world’s  best  films. The world in film With  the  motto  of  “thoughtful  entertainment,”  Kanopy  provides  patrons  with  access  … Read more