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Limited time to order reports from Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission)

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department is seeking to distribute reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) to places where they can be readily accessed by the public. Public libraries, government agencies or non-government stakeholders that can house copies of the Royal Commission reports for public use are asked … Read more

My Brisbane Trip: A rural librarian reflects on the RLQ and Small Libraries workshop

It will never cease to amaze me how quickly the years go by. Once again, I found myself boarding a flight from Townsville to Brisbane on my way to attend the State Library’s Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) and Small Libraries workshop. The three-day event provides a wealth of knowledge and I was eager to gather … Read more

AustLit database of Australian Literature

stack of books with reading glasses on top

State Library of Queensland now provides State-wide access to the AustLit database for all Queensland Independent, RLQ, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library members. About AustLit AustLit is an authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content. The database is brought to you by … Read more

Somerset library mural supports local arts and culture

An art mural on an old brick façade at Somerset Regional Council’s Lowood Customer Service Centre and Library has been brought to life with a mural that centres around the region’s rural surroundings, in particular, Twin Bridges and the Brisbane River. The project was initiated by Somerset Regional Council and funded through the State Government’s … Read more

New Multi-touch Hub brings cutting edge technology to Douglas Shire

Mossman library’s new multi-touch hub brings a wealth of cutting edge technology to library users, to explore digital and virtual worlds, engage in dynamic learning, and have fun! The project has also enabled staff to learn new software, explore new and emerging technology and share this newfound knowledge with the community. Community members are visiting … Read more

Why the long face? The story dog who became an internet sensation

white dog lying next to an open book

For the past several years a therapy greyhound named Sting has been volunteering with the “Paws to Read” program at the White Bear Lake Library in Minnesota, USA. There, he helps kids aged four to eight feel more comfortable and confident about books and reading, simply by resting alongside them as they read stories to him aloud. Recently, … Read more