Innovative Learning Tools are a highlight at Longreach

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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

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

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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

New fund to help protect Queenslanders from disasters

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The Queensland Premier has announced the first round of a new $38 million fund to better protect Queensland communities from natural disasters. Local governments, state agencies and non-government organisations can now apply for a share of the $38 million Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund. Eligible applicants to the fund include local government bodies, Queensland Government departments … Read more

Apply for a Community Heritage Grant

Applications are now open for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) round. The CHG program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials … Read more

Curious Creatures library bags a hit at North Burnett Regional Council Libraries

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North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) was fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland (State Library). The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to engage children and families in a series of fun and interactive school holiday craft workshops during January 2019. Council partnered with local artist, Rachel Koster, … Read more

Realise your potential with the help of a Micro Grant

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State Library of Queensland’s Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program provides a total funding pool of $50,000 for quick response funding to councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) across Queensland. Applications must demonstrate how the Grant will address an immediate identified local need, have measurable outcomes and … Read more

Funding opportunities for Language Projects

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The Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts has announced a funding opportunity that may be to your community for language work or projects, especially in light of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. Indigenous Languages and Arts Program The Department of Communications and the Arts is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 … Read more

Apply now for Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019

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The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. National Reconciliation Week (27 May ̶ 3 June) is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by … Read more