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Great libraries showcased at QPLA 2019

Public library staff shared what made their library great at the Queensland Public Library Association (QPLA) conference in Mackay. The 2019 conference, Metamorphosis: Overcoming challenges and exploring possibilities!, was held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) from 11-13 September 2019, featuring keynotes, masterclasses, lightning talks, tours and other activities to keep attendees thinking … 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

Banana Shire Libraries launch successful new programs

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Over the past year, Banana Shire has received three State Library ‘Realising Our Potential Micro Grants’. Funding has supported new programs for diverse communities across the region, including purchase of new equipment and running of community events. Read on for details of two new initiatives launched in Banana Shire Libraries. Promoting Local Literary Talent The … Read more

Queensland leaders realise the potential of library services in their community

Library Orientation PD attendees and facilitators

Fourteen Community and Cultural Services Leaders from around Queensland attended Library Orientation professional development (PD) at State Library of Queensland last month. State Library supports Queensland’s network of public libraries to realise the Vision with a range of services and initiatives, including providing PD opportunities. This PD opportunity was tailored to Community and Cultural Services … Read more