Tag Archives: Children Back

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

From the eyes of kids

Pop-up museum workshop

Ever wondered what to do with all the beautiful creations crafted by kids during school holiday programs or in your children’s space? At the Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC) workshops held in Brisbane in October, Jarjum’s Life Museum facilitators offered a creative solution. Jarjums Life Museum is a process where jarjums (meaning children), their families, Elders and … Read more

Book boost for rural and regional schools

Happy Kids Card winner

The Kids Only library card initiative is aimed at increasing library access among rural and regional children, and two Queensland schools have each received $1500 book prizes. This initiative promotes library access for children aged up to eight years living outside major metropolitan areas, and Arcadia Valley State School in Queensland’s Central Highlands and Tagai … Read more