Fun Palace at The Edge: unique professional development opportunity, 3-7 October 2018

Fun Palace work placement − State Library of Queensland

Help promote libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) as the natural home for budding artists and scientists. The 2018 Fun Palace at State Library of Queensland (State Library) is being delivered at The Edge on the 6 October from 10am-3pm and we want to offer a unique professional development (PD) opportunity to four public library … Read more

Check out Marsden Library’s Sensory Space!

Logan Sensory Space

Logan City Council Libraries’ Sensory Space is a hands-on environment for families and children of all abilities to explore and learn together through play via technology, sight, sound, touch and movement. Developed in partnership with sector and industry specialists, the space is in the children’s area of the Marsden Library and built with funding from … Read more

STAR net resources for World Space Week

Hide and Seek Moon activity

If you are planning your activities for World Space Week 4 – 10 October 2018 you can find a great range of free STEM resource ideas on STAR net. The Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) provides interactive STEM exhibits, programming, and training to public libraries through its Science‐Technology Activities and Resources Library Network (STAR net). STAR net’s STEM … Read more

Share your good news stories

Kids Sing-Along

Social media is awash with examples of the ways Queensland’s network of public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) is providing access to learning, supporting community-led initiatives, sharing the love for libraries and more. A scan of Facebook in the past few weeks reveals a new Storytime for Banana Shire’s Theodore Library, mindfulness sessions in … Read more

Communication access for all – free resources!

This week is Speech Pathology Week, a week where we celebrate communication access for all Australians. First 5 Forever aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years and to do this, strong communication foundations are needed. Realising our potential, a vision for Queensland public libraries highlights libraries as being … 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

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