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Extend the reach of your library with eresources for young people

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Join us on Friday 23rd August, 1-2pm to explore online resources to engage young library members such as storytelling, ebooks and eaudiobooks. We will explore BorrowBox and OverDrive ebooks and eaudiobooks along with the Story Box Library storytelling resource to build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their carers. … Read more

Build your capability with a Fun Palace work placement at State Library

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State Library of Queensland would like to offer an exciting opportunity to four public library or Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) staff from across Queensland to participate in a professional development event from Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 October 2019 at the State Library of Queensland. State Library’s Fun Palace will take place in State Library … Read more

Shine a Light for Children in National Child Protection Week 1 – 7 September 2019

Lantern Project Hands-on Art and the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee invite you to make special paper lanterns in honour of Child Protection Week in Queensland. Lantern Making Resources Run your own lantern making workshop with your students, community or family members. There are lanterns to suit all ages and abilities. We encourage you to … Read more

Reading is My Secret Power 2019 Children’s Book Week Theme

Woman holding up a selection of children's picture books

Book Week is an annual celebration across Australia encouraging a love of reading and literature for children. The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) leads Book Week to: • promote quality literature for young Australians; • support and encourage a wide range of Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books and; • engage the community … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more

Animalia (Library Edition) a new state-wide resource for your library

State Library of Queensland announces a new state-wide subscription to Animalia (Library Edition), an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access. More than the classic picture book This exciting and engaging product features every illustration of … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day logo

We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more