Tag Archives: Children Back

New Children’s Card for Whitsunday Regional Libraries

Whitsunday New Children’s Membership Card Good things come in small (and very cute) packages as Whitsunday Libraries have demonstrated by announcing the launch of a new children’s card during Children’s Book Week. The new membership card, generously designed and donated by cartoonist and children’s author Dave Hackett, represents each facet of the Whitsunday region. Dave … Read more

Celebrate Book Week with High Tea in Brisbane!

High tea for book week

Teacher librarians and librarians are invited to join the team at the Department of Education and Training Reading Centre for high tea and presentations from guest speakers in celebration of this year’s Book Week– ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and celebrate the positive impact reading has on people’s everyday lives. Guest speaker Christine Bongers, former radio and … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day: 4 August

Warraber IKC - Torres Strait Island Regional Council

This day celebrates the strength and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and highlights the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report which is reflected in this year’s theme: Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home.     Get involved and start planning your activities and events today! Visit the … Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

High five Public Libraries!

First 5 Forever Evaluation Report

First5Forever is creating  positive change for Queensland children under 5 and their families. Findings from a report conducted by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre indicate the early success of this initiative and confirm the important role libraries play in our community and how, together, we are creating a significant legacy for Queensland families. The report highlighted key … Read more

Sweet Treats for Easter in the Junior Storytelling Resources

Easter storytelling resources

Make your storytelling even more fun with State Library of Queensland’s junior storytelling kits and other resources to suit ages from infants to six. Show parents they can help nurture children’s love of language by reading together, sharing rhymes, singing songs and telling stories. Invite the children in your story time sessions to get involved … Read more

Toowoomba tackles new ways of engaging with young people

IFLA article

How can First 5 Forever lead to broader innovations beyond “delivering early literacy”? Toowoomba Regional Libraries looked at Story Time as an opportunity for bringing philosophical and practical change to the library’s ways of engaging with young patrons and their families. In this IFLA article, learn how Toowoomba library adapted their Story Time program, and … Read more