Category Archives: Grants Back

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

Advanced Queensland Engaging Science Grants now available

Libraries are encouraged to apply for the Science grants of up to $10,000 under the next round of the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants to support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities and programs in your library. Aimed at providing an event or research activity involving students, parents and scientists, this is a … Read more

$894,996 in grants for Queensland public libraries

Young boy reading a picture book

Projects that create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities, capture cultural capital or support new parents are some of the exciting Queensland public library initiatives to benefit from nearly $894,996 in State Government grants, administered by State Library of Queensland. Strategic Priorities Grants $395,164 has been awarded through State Library’s Public Library Strategic Priorities Grants, … Read more

Device Charging Stations a success at North Burnett Regional Council

Six tablets plugged into a charging station

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) libraries were fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro-Grant from the State Library of Queensland. The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to purchase and install three PC Locs IQ10 Charging stations in three branches across the region: Gayndah, Monto and Mt Perry. North Burnett Libraries have only recently … 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

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