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Connecting with Collections

Baby sitting on books laughing

Webinar July 26 1pm “While other early childhood professionals acknowledge the importance of reading as part of the learning experience, only libraries open up a world of books, a lifetime’s supply of free reading materials and other resources. Public libraries are the only government-funded agency available to children from babyhood, providing year-round, free access to … Read more

5 Tips to link your collection to First 5 Forever Storytime

Sasha Maddison from Sunshine Coast Libraries shares her top tips for linking library collections to your First 5 Forever programs Prepare your storytime content Browse through your collection and select the picture books that you’ll use for sessions, making sure you have a good read through and familiarise yourself with the material. Perhaps even create … 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