Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

What does the Queensland public library vision mean to you?

Around the world, public libraries are undergoing a period of transformation and change. Accelerated by the progression of digital technologies, library programs and services are evolving in response to a range of community, cultural and political factors. As we all get caught up in our day-to-day work, it can be difficult to reflect on our … Read more

Two languages added to the Languages Other Than English collection

Person standing beside library book shelving and holding up two books from the Nepali collection.

Telugu and Nepali are two languages recently added to the State Library of Queensland Languages Other Than English (LOTE) collection. LOTE is available for loan to all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Telugu is an Indian language ranked fourth among languages of India with 6.93 percent of speakers reported at the 2011 census … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more

Animalia (Library Edition) a new state-wide resource for your library

State Library of Queensland announces a new state-wide subscription to Animalia (Library Edition), an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access. More than the classic picture book This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day logo

We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more