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

Child sitting on 3D plastic rainbow holding a plastic block

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

Banana Shire Libraries launch successful new programs

photo collage of people

Over the past year, Banana Shire has received three State Library ‘Realising Our Potential Micro Grants’. Funding has supported new programs for diverse communities across the region, including purchase of new equipment and running of community events. Read on for details of two new initiatives launched in Banana Shire Libraries. Promoting Local Literary Talent The … Read more

Roald Dahl sparks the imaginations of young and old

Two adults and one child sticking out their tongues.

The Rockhampton River Festival is the premier winter event in regional Queensland, attracting thousands of people from across the state and beyond to the Rockhampton Region. The three-day festival held every July sees different council departments unite to entertain festival-goers. This year Rockhampton Regional Libraries were asked to take part officially for the first time, … Read more

Bilingual signage a hit in Hope Vale!

IKC Coordinator Shirley Costello stands next to bilingual signage on Movies stand.

Have you ever wondered how bilingual signage might improve the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or other languages other than English (LOTE) community members with your library service? The Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) recently found out by introducing bilingual signage in Guugu Yimidhirr and English throughout their IKC. To celebrate the … Read more

widerlocalstudies update

Black and white photograph of a town with the words Tin town: researching Dubbo's lost shanty town Local studies online meeting by Simone Taylor 2 May 2019

Widerlocalstudies is a collaboration between public, state, and territory libraries involved in leading and facilitating local studies in their communities and in regions across Australia. Queensland’s public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff are welcome to join the widerlocalstudies list. To join, email widerlocalstudies-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au your name, library / location and you will be added to … Read more