Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council digitises 1,500 historic images

Hope Valley Aboriginal Mission Station (Muni Day), 1977

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, in partnership with State Library Queensland, has recently completed a Micro Grant Program allowing digitisation of nearly 1,500 historic images held by the Lutheran Church Archives in South Australia. Dating from 1897, the images commemorate the history of the Guugu Yimithirr people and the building of the Hope Vale … Read more

Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019

Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey book cover

Winners Announced 1 November 2019 The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards promote children’s books as literacy tools and raise awareness of the role speech pathologists play helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards honour quality Australian children’s literature and encourage a love of reading. Literacy Literacy is based on good … Read more

Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

Child sitting on 3D plastic rainbow holding a plastic block

Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … Read more

Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

Black and white photograph of unpaved street with wooden houses on each side and a person on a horse

You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … 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

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

Plextalk DAISY Player

Increasing access to collections and building digital inclusion and literacy in our communities, as well as attracting new and diverse audiences, is a priority focus for Moreton Bay Region Libraries. We recently received a Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland to purchase a new suite of Plextalk DAISY Players. The Plextalk can read aloud … Read more

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

Two large artworks depicting faces of South Sea Islanders

Plantation Voices is one of the latest exhibitions at State Library of Queensland and is a portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland. Over time State Library has cultivated resources and collections telling the story of Australian South Sea Islanders and celebrating their contributions to contemporary Queensland. This is a free … Read more