Innovative Learning Tools are a highlight at Longreach

Child paying with light up blocks

Grandparents, carers, friends and parents were invited to attend and celebrate Easter with our little people in the Longreach Library. The First 5 Forever group enthusiastically sang, danced and rhymed with much adult participation. Storytime focused on the Easter theme and the session was extended to include creating rabbit ears. All small attendees received ears … Read more

Celebrations, Connections and Collaboration

Attendees at the YPLG meeting

The Young People’s Libraries Group meeting (YPLG) was a time for celebrating, connecting and collaborating with my colleagues from around the state. It is an infrequent opportunity to participate in face-to-face conversations and network with like-minded colleagues and I appreciated that my participation was made possible through the bursary provided by State Library of Queensland. … Read more

Inspiration from the YPLG meeting

two ladies smiling in front of a sign

Mackay Regional Council’s Lotte Sjoegren reflects on her recent visit to State Library for the Young Peoples Libraries Group (YPLG) meeting.  Having the opportunity to attend the YPLG meeting through receiving the travel bursary was fantastic. We flew down from Mackay early Thursday morning, giving us the opportunity to network with many other people working … Read more

Why the long face? The story dog who became an internet sensation

white dog lying next to an open book

For the past several years a therapy greyhound named Sting has been volunteering with the “Paws to Read” program at the White Bear Lake Library in Minnesota, USA. There, he helps kids aged four to eight feel more comfortable and confident about books and reading, simply by resting alongside them as they read stories to him aloud. Recently, … Read more