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Creating Dementia-friendly communities

Front cover of the Dementia-friendly community toolkit

Dementia Australia describes a dementia-friendly community as a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. Your library can help create a dementia-friendly community by supporting library staff to understand dementia, and people with dementia and to help people with dementia remain actively … Read more

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

What does Queensland’s creative future look like to you?

The arts generates civic pride, community identity

Does your library have a creative community? The Queensland Government is developing a ten year Roadmap for the arts cultural and creative sectors, encouraging all Queenslanders to have their say. The arts, cultural and creative sector has great potential to connect communities, drive cultural tourism, create employment opportunities and affect positive change in all areas … Read more

Sarah-Jane spends three days at State Library of Queensland

Sarah-Jane from Goondiwindi Library outside the Lifestyle Exhibition on her visit to State Library of Queensland.

On a recent visit to Brisbane, Sarah-Jane Morris from Goondiwindi Regional Council Library Service met with State Library of Queensland staff to learn more about Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and managing her library. Sarah-Jane is newly employed in public libraries but has 5 years’ experience in the educational library sector. Sarah-Jane is passionate in creatively … Read more

Professional development and thermocolour t-shirt printing at The Edge

Printing a logo on a Tshirt

Isaac Pay participated in the Fun Palace 2018 Professional Development event at State Library of Queensland (State Library) from 3 – 7 October 2018.  Professional Development and thermocolour t-shirt printing at The Edge by Isaac Pay – Logan City Council  Being able to run a program at Fun Palace 2018 was a great experience that I have learnt valuable … 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