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

Tech Savvy Seniors – let’s do it again this year!

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland

This is the second year of the Tech Savvy Seniors program, which is an ongoing partnership between the Queensland Government (through State Library of Queensland) and Telstra, to deliver technology training to seniors through public libraries across Queensland. The continuation of the program will enable participating libraries to reach more seniors across the state, to … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more