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Interested in hosting a workshop for Young Writers in your regional community?

State Library’s Young People and Families team is excited to open an Expression of Interest seeking two regional public libraries to host the Young Writers Camp, an intensive creative writing working for young people aged 15-17. Young Writers Camp is three inspired days of creativity and collaboration, where participants will explore and develop their love … Read more

The “Daintree Blockade” wins a 2017 Queensland Literary Award

The Daintree blockade: the battle for Australia's tropical rainforests by Bill Wilkie, Mossman, Queensland Four Mile Books, 2017.

Congratulations to Bill Wilkie, long-serving staff member of Mossman Library, who this week was awarded the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance for his outstanding debut work The Daintree Blockade: The Battle for Australia’s Tropical Rainforests. Bill spent eight years on the book which involved more than four years of research, over 80 … Read more

Tech Review – VIVE VR

Redlands libraries wanted to finish their three Code Clubs with a bang, so they were loaned SLQ’s VIVE Virtual Reality (VR) equipment and Google goggles to test in their Cleveland, Victoria Point and Capalaba libraries. Here are the top five learning points from Redlands libraries: There are a lot of cords involved with this equipment … Read more

Libraries are everywhere – this one is at the Airport!

Rockhampton Regional Library Service’s newest “library branch” is the Anytime Library, which provides travellers to and from the region the perfect opportunity to indulge their passion for reading at the Rockhampton Airport. Supplied by FE Technologies the Anytime Library is the first for Australia and New Zealand, offering library members even more convenience to find … Read more