Category Archives: Grants Back

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … 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

Innovative Learning Tools are a highlight at Longreach

Child paying with light up blocks

Grandparents, carers, friends and parents were invited to attend and celebrate Easter with our little people in the Longreach Library. The First 5 Forever group enthusiastically sang, danced and rhymed with much adult participation. Storytime focused on the Easter theme and the session was extended to include creating rabbit ears. All small attendees received ears … Read more

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

Plextalk DAISY Player

Increasing access to collections and building digital inclusion and literacy in our communities, as well as attracting new and diverse audiences, is a priority focus for Moreton Bay Region Libraries. We recently received a Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland to purchase a new suite of Plextalk DAISY Players. The Plextalk can read aloud … Read more

New fund to help protect Queenslanders from disasters

Man sitting on a log, image showing hands and feet only

The Queensland Premier has announced the first round of a new $38 million fund to better protect Queensland communities from natural disasters. Local governments, state agencies and non-government organisations can now apply for a share of the $38 million Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund. Eligible applicants to the fund include local government bodies, Queensland Government departments … Read more

Apply for a Community Heritage Grant

Applications are now open for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) round. The CHG program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials … Read more

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