Tag Archives: Community Back

Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

Child sitting on 3D plastic rainbow holding a plastic block

Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … 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

Early Literacy in Action – Register Now!

First 5 Forever Webinar, Thursday 29th August, 1-2pm Registrations are still open for the next First 5 Forever webinar: Early Literacy in Action – using play-based resources to support talking, reading, singing and playing. This webinar will support the first element of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project:  Libraries as play-based spaces.  Communication has … Read more

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day logo

We Play, We Learn, We Belong In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day celebrates the early years and promotes the importance of early years’ education and care for our little ones. We recognise the critical role that family, community, country and culture play in their development. Children’s Day has been celebrated on … Read more

State Library research fellowships $60,000

Children on the verandah of a cottage in Pialba 1928

What’s your Queensland story? Applications are now open for five research fellowships totalling $60,000 as part of the Queensland Memory Awards. Use State Library of Queensland’s vast resources to uncover and share your stories. Researchers from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.       The Queensland Memory Awards include: John Oxley Library … Read more

Moreton Bay libraries renew focus on community engagement

Increased membership and engagement are common library goals, and at Moreton Bay Regional Council libraries we hope that a renewed focus on community engagement will help us achieve this, as well as deliver on some of our other priorities which include increasing access to our collections and attracting new and diverse audiences. Across our ten … Read more

Creating Dementia-friendly communities

Front cover of the Dementia-friendly community toolkit

Dementia Australia describes a dementia-friendly community as a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life. Your library can help create a dementia-friendly community by supporting library staff to understand dementia, and people with dementia and to help people with dementia remain actively … Read more