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Free Bookmark – First 5 Forever celebrates children’s book week

Find your treasure

CBCA Children’s Book Week 18-24 August It’s not long now until the start of Children’s Book Week 2018. Each year across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children, families and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. This year’s theme is “Find your treasure”.  The First 5 Forever team are celebrating book week … Read more

National Family History Month

Group of women posing in their swimming costumes

National Family History Month is held in Australia every August. It’s celebrated with events that focus on genealogy, family history heraldry and related subjects and conducted across Australia and online. National Family History Month is an initiative of Australian Federation of Family History Organisations. Family history is one of the most popular hobbies around the … Read more

National Reconciliation Week: Activities for your library

National Reconciliation Week 2018

National Reconciliation Week is 27 May – 3 June andReconciliation Australia invites all “Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation”. This year’s theme Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow encourages Australians to ask themselves what they … Read more

Calling all Australian public library staff!

Professional Development conference

Participate in an online survey that seeks to explore and understand the professional development experiences and needs of public library staff. The online survey is estimated to take 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely anonymous and confidential. You will be asked to reflect upon your professional development experiences, including your capacity and motivations … Read more

Are you running a STEM club in your library?

Boy playing with robotics

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is undertaking a project on behalf of the Queensland Museum and Inspiring Australia to establish an evaluation framework for Queensland STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) clubs.  USQ are working to collect information about STEM clubs across the state to inform the project, and we’d like to hear about … Read more

Morris Gleitzman is the new Children’s Laureate

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman has written nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Bumface, the Felix series and the Wicked series; and the Australian Children’s Literature Alliance has announced that he is the Australian Children’s Laureate for this year. The theme for Morris Gleitzman’s two-year term will be Stories Make Us – Stories Create … Read more