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Join the First 5 Forever Early Literacy Champions Webinar

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Early Literacy Champions Webinar: Thursday 31 October, 1-2pm All library staff are welcome to join this session for tips to engage and use Early Literacy Champions in your local community and maximise your grant application opportunity. The next First 5 Forever webinar will help you to identify and recruit members of your community as Early … Read more

Kanopy Kids for Halloween

Dunder cover, Kanopy

Kanopy films are a great way to celebrate Halloween on October 31. Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and evolved into a day of trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, costumes and eating sweet treats (History of Halloween). This ghoulish festival is enjoyed by all but especially children. Kanopy Kids films for Halloween Kanopy … Read more

Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

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Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … Read more

Be the Facilitator You Were Born to Be

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On 24 May 2019, North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) library staff, Amanda Marchant, Simone King, Jan McCarrol and Tanaya Hagan attended the Libraries, Literacy and Littles Ones Workshop at State Library of Queensland. We came away from the day with information, ideas and inspiration overload; it was all amazing. The workshop helped boost our confidence … Read more

Early Literacy in Action – Register Now!

First 5 Forever Webinar, Thursday 29th August, 1-2pm Registrations are still open for the next First 5 Forever webinar: Early Literacy in Action – using play-based resources to support talking, reading, singing and playing. This webinar will support the first element of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project:  Libraries as play-based spaces.  Communication has … Read more

New Storytelling kits help celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar turning 50

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has munched his way through a range of delicious and colourful foods for more than 50 years. Published in 1969 the book has sold more than 50 million copies around the world and been translated into over 60 languages. Eric Carle’s distinctive illustrations remain popular and timeless. The Very Hungry Caterpillar … Read more