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Mareeba gets crafty with macramé

Residents in Mareeba Shire enjoyed taking part in macramé classes across three library branches. The region’s main library in Mareeba hosted two workshops; Kuranda Library hosted one event; and our smallest branch in Chillagoe, a remote library in a tiny township 140km west of Mareeba, hosted one event. Chillagoe residents were especially appreciative of the … Read more

Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

Black and white photograph of unpaved street with wooden houses on each side and a person on a horse

You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … Read more

Digital Technology Accessibility Pilot Project success

Seated woman using a tablet as part of the pilot program

Mackay Regional Council (MRC) Libraries received a $3,000 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant through the State Library of Queensland to develop a Digital Technology Accessibility Program Pilot Project targeting homebound clients and caregivers who are elderly and/or disabled. Through statistical and personal information through the ABS QuickStats 2016 and engagement with key stakeholders, information gathered … Read more

Advances in preserving visual history in the Banana Shire

Ruth, Di and Jo with scanner box

Banana Shire Council Libraries received a $1,700 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant to fund the purchase of two Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanners to enable digitisation of visual media (photos, film, slides and negatives). The equipment will assist in the preservation of historical images and help keep a public record appropriate for historical societies, sporting … Read more

Two languages added to the Languages Other Than English collection

Person standing beside library book shelving and holding up two books from the Nepali collection.

Telugu and Nepali are two languages recently added to the State Library of Queensland Languages Other Than English (LOTE) collection. LOTE is available for loan to all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres. Telugu is an Indian language ranked fourth among languages of India with 6.93 percent of speakers reported at the 2011 census … Read more

Library provides Mackay youngsters with digital literacy boost

Mother and child playing with a tablet device.

Mackay Regional Council Libraries introduced ten preloaded Launchpad tablets to children, parents and caregivers in the March-April school holidays, and as part of Library and Information Week in May. The devices were funded through a State Library of Queensland Realising Our Potential Micro Grant, and aim to introduce ‘educational apps on laps’ to children. The … Read more

Voices of War Workshops in Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla Library is passionate about commemorating ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. To ensure these commemorations continued in 2019, especially with our children and young people, Cunnamulla Library enlisted the services of Geoffrey Graham for his Voices of War: An ANZAC Story workshops. There is no better person than Geoffrey to conduct these workshops as Geoffrey … Read more