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Gerald Murnane wins Prime Minister’s Literary Award for ‘exquisite’ novel

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are among the most prestigious in Australia presented for exceptional works by Australian creatives. The awards recognise our talented authors, illustrators and historians greatest literature of the year. Winners selected from six categories    Above: Winners in the Children’s and Young Adult categories. Gerald Murnane was awarded the Fiction prize … Read more

Springfield Central Library a huge success for Ipswich community

Steps leading into library, shelving displays with books

According to Ipswich City Council, nearly 1,000 people are visiting the new Springfield Central Library every day.  The flagship facility has seen visitor numbers across all Ipswich libraries jump from 141,415 in the April-June quarter to 173,797 for July-September. An average 914 people daily went to Springfield Central Library. Arts, Social Development and Community Engagement … Read more

Minister Enoch visits Townsville CityLibraries F5F session

Hon. Leeane Enoch MP with CityLibraries Townsville staff standing in library with children from the Amaroo Childcare Centre standing and sitting around them.

This week, CityLibraries Townsville hosted a special visit with Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts. Staff provided a tour of the library prior to the Minister joining in an afternoon of Christmas stories and rhymes with children from Amaroo Childcare Centre … Read more

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the ball

ALIA mini conference presentation. Photo by Sharon Lam

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the right track, judging by a couple of recent ALIA mini-Conference presentations. Leela Wittmer’s How Libraries are saving the world: an Introduction to libraries and our role in action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), reinforced our decision to include, where applicable, several Goals that aligned with elements … Read more

Apply now for Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019

Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program 2019 poster

The Celebrating Reconciliation Small Grants Program encourages all Queenslanders to participate in National Reconciliation Week and commemorate two significant milestones in our national history—the successful 1967 Referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. National Reconciliation Week (27 May ̶ 3 June) is a national campaign that celebrates and builds on respectful relationships shared by … Read more