Category Archives: Extending Our Reach Back

Curious Creatures library bags a hit at North Burnett Regional Council Libraries

Children holding up their library bag creations

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) was fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland (State Library). The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to engage children and families in a series of fun and interactive school holiday craft workshops during January 2019. Council partnered with local artist, Rachel Koster, … Read more

Everyone belongs is the message for Harmony Day 21 March

Harmony Day 21 March

Hold your own Harmony Day event and celebrate our vibrant and multicultural country — from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. Harmony Day is an Australian Government program and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. … Read more

State Library research fellowships $60,000

Children on the verandah of a cottage in Pialba 1928

What’s your Queensland story? Applications are now open for five research fellowships totalling $60,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. Use State Library of Queensland’s vast resources to uncover and share your stories. Researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.       The Queensland Memory Awards include: John Oxley Library … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more

Realise your potential with the help of a Micro Grant

Realising our Potential cloud graphic

State Library of Queensland’s Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program provides a total funding pool of $50,000 for quick response funding to councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) across Queensland. Applications must demonstrate how the Grant will address an immediate identified local need, have measurable outcomes and … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant round now open

Section of poster: Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries

Grant funding of $400,000 is available to Councils to deliver strategic initiatives through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland that reflect one or more of the objectives outlined in Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries: Realising our potential Recognising the diversity of Queensland public libraries as they progress in … Read more

Share our new Vision

Geoff Strempel

Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision) is an exciting way forward for Queensland public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff. Developed in consultation with library managers and staff, as well as representatives from key government and library associations, the Vision conveys libraries’ role in a network that strives to realise … Read more