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Free Bookmark – First 5 Forever celebrates children’s book week

Find your treasure

CBCA Children’s Book Week 18-24 August It’s not long now until the start of Children’s Book Week 2018. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children, families and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. This year’s theme is “Find your treasure”.  The First 5 Forever team are celebrating book week … Read more

Tumble Book Library has titles in Spanish and French

Tumble Book Library logo

Tumble Book Library is a database especially for children and available for free for all Queensland public libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and State Library of Queensland members. Tumblebooks is another great featured resource for Queensland Multicultural Month with more than 120 ebooks in Spanish and French. There are over 1000 titles for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August 2018

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day poster

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and to learn about the crucial impact … Read more

Connecting with Collections

Baby sitting on books laughing

Webinar July 26 1pm “While other early childhood professionals acknowledge the importance of reading as part of the learning experience, only libraries open up a world of books, a lifetime’s supply of free reading materials and other resources. Public libraries are the only government-funded agency available to children from babyhood, providing year-round, free access to … Read more

First 5 Forever to continue

In today’s 2018/19 budget, the State Government announced $20 million over four years for the successful First 5 Forever initiative — an ongoing partnership between State Library of Queensland, public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across the state. This is fantastic news as First 5 Forever continues to grow. In its first three years, … Read more