Monthly Archives: August 2019 Back

Early Literacy in Action – Register Now!

First 5 Forever Webinar, Thursday 29th August, 1-2pm Registrations are still open for the next First 5 Forever webinar: Early Literacy in Action – using play-based resources to support talking, reading, singing and playing. This webinar will support the first element of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project:  Libraries as play-based spaces.  Communication has … Read more

New Storytelling kits help celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar turning 50

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has munched his way through a range of delicious and colourful foods for more than 50 years. Published in 1969 the book has sold more than 50 million copies around the world and been translated into over 60 languages. Eric Carle’s distinctive illustrations remain popular and timeless. The Very Hungry Caterpillar … Read more

Device Charging Stations a success at North Burnett Regional Council

Six tablets plugged into a charging station

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) libraries were fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro-Grant from the State Library of Queensland. The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to purchase and install three PC Locs IQ10 Charging stations in three branches across the region: Gayndah, Monto and Mt Perry. North Burnett Libraries have only recently … Read more

Bilingual signage a hit in Hope Vale!

IKC Coordinator Shirley Costello stands next to bilingual signage on Movies stand.

Have you ever wondered how bilingual signage might improve the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or other languages other than English (LOTE) community members with your library service? The Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) recently found out by introducing bilingual signage in Guugu Yimidhirr and English throughout their IKC. To celebrate the … Read more

widerlocalstudies update

Black and white photograph of a town with the words Tin town: researching Dubbo's lost shanty town Local studies online meeting by Simone Taylor 2 May 2019

Widerlocalstudies is a collaboration between public, state, and territory libraries involved in leading and facilitating local studies in their communities and in regions across Australia. Queensland’s public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff are welcome to join the widerlocalstudies list. To join, email widerlocalstudies-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au your name, library / location and you will be added to … Read more