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Reading Tips for Story Time

Piranhas don't eat bananas book cover

Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more

Books on a plane

Girl reading

We’ve seen libraries at the beach, on the side of the road and in shopping malls. But now libraries have taken to the skies, with a UK airline adding children’s libraries to all its planes! The ‘flybrary’ collection has been chosen by former children’s laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson and includes classics such as Alice’s Adventures … Read more

Reconciliation ideas

Colouring Book

Celebrations and acknowledgements for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) abound in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres this week as we mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision. Read on to find out what’s happening across the state, and for more ideas and activities to continue reconciliation in … Read more

STEAMing into the future

ALIA STEAM agenda

Public libraries have long been supporting the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) agenda in interesting and innovative ways. Now, the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance has created an advocacy document to show everyone just what can be achieved through local government investment and library staff skills and creativity. How Public Libraries Contribute to … Read more

The Robots are Coming!

Rockhampton student interacting with a NAO robot

Empowering library staff to deliver STEM programming and build digital literacy skills for all Queenslanders is a key objective of State Library’s regional outreach services.  As a presenter at the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation’s Digital Skills for All Queenslanders tour, SLQ is providing hands-on robotics workshops for five key communities across regional … Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more