2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages: Ideas for Public Libraries

2019 Year of Indigenous languages logo

Public libraries and communities can work together to develop and implement plans and activities to support the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). Connect with Elders, community members and organisations to find out more about the traditional and contemporary languages in the community.   The following questions may serve as a guide/starting point: What … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more

Creating Dementia-friendly communities

Front cover of the Dementia-friendly community toolkit

Dementia Australia describes a dementia-friendly community as a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. Your library can help create a dementia-friendly community by supporting library staff to understand dementia, and people with dementia and to help people with dementia remain actively … Read more

Minister Enoch visits Townsville CityLibraries F5F session

Hon. Leeane Enoch MP with CityLibraries Townsville staff standing in library with children from the Amaroo Childcare Centre standing and sitting around them.

This week, CityLibraries Townsville hosted a special visit with Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts. Staff provided a tour of the library prior to the Minister joining in an afternoon of Christmas stories and rhymes with children from Amaroo Childcare Centre … Read more

What does Queensland’s creative future look like to you?

The arts generates civic pride, community identity

Does your library have a creative community? The Queensland Government is developing a ten year Roadmap for the arts cultural and creative sectors, encouraging all Queenslanders to have their say. The arts, cultural and creative sector has great potential to connect communities, drive cultural tourism, create employment opportunities and affect positive change in all areas … Read more