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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

Woman holding up a selection of children's picture books

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

Hone your advocacy skills at QPLA 2019

The Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) is delighted to announce that Mackay Regional Council Libraries will host the 2019 QPLA Conference at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019. The 2019 draft program, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities! features keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, local cultural tours and a variety of … Read more

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