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Minister Enoch visits Townsville CityLibraries F5F session

Hon. Leeane Enoch MP with CityLibraries Townsville staff standing in library with children from the Amaroo Childcare Centre standing and sitting around them.

This week, CityLibraries Townsville hosted a special visit with Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts. Staff provided a tour of the library prior to the Minister joining in an afternoon of Christmas stories and rhymes with children from Amaroo Childcare Centre … Read more

FUN PALACE 2018

Fun Palace Minecraft session at The Edge

On Saturday 6 October, Fun Palace 2018 rolled into The Edge at State Library of Queensland (State Library), giving hundreds of kids the opportunity to be an artist and scientist for the day. From crafting cardboard claws to painting with water bombs, from a battle bot championship to shooting marshmallows from catapults, there was something … Read more

Slam poetry in public libraries amplifies young voices

SlammEd participant performing at the Queensland Poetry Festival

State Library of Queensland and Queensland Poetry Festival have partnered to amplify the voices of young people via SlammED!, a Slam poetry workshop program engaging 9 – 16 year olds, in schools and public libraries across Queensland. What is Slam Poetry? Slam poetry combines performance, writing, competition, and audience participation. It is performed at events … Read more