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Reading Tips for Story Time

Piranhas don't eat bananas book cover

Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more

New language items added to SLQ collection

Librarian with ESL resources

Celebrate Queensland Multicultural Month in your library this August by raising awareness / highlighting the Languages Other Than English (LOTE)  collection from State Library of Queensland. According to the 2016 ABS Census nearly half the Australian population were born overseas or have at least one parent who was born overseas. Over 300 ancestries were separately identified in … Read more

Supporting citizen scientists

Lynda.com

Whether recording fauna observations, timing the frequency of frog calls or photographing a rare bird, Australian citizen scientists will find Lynda.com has a range of relevant courses. Citizen scientists are involved in a range of community projects across a range of topics including astronomy, wildlife and birdwatching, air quality, climatology, community mapping. Their contributions make … Read more