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Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2019

Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey book cover

Winners Announced 1 November 2019 The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards promote children’s books as literacy tools and raise awareness of the role speech pathologists play helping children develop language and literacy skills. The awards honour quality Australian children’s literature and encourage a love of reading. Literacy Literacy is based on good … Read more

Two new First 5 Forever grant rounds now open

Woman holding a baby in a library.

Applications close 19 November 2019 First 5 Forever Project Grant 2019-20 Funding totalling $500,000 is available to Queensland public libraries and IKCs to apply for grants of between $5,000 up to $30,000 to deliver innovative projects that: a) support stronger language and early literacy environments for children aged 0-5 delivered by public libraries and Indigenous … Read more

Be the Facilitator You Were Born to Be

Children's books displayed upright on a table

On 24 May 2019, North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) library staff, Amanda Marchant, Simone King, Jan McCarrol and Tanaya Hagan attended the Libraries, Literacy and Littles Ones Workshop at State Library of Queensland. We came away from the day with information, ideas and inspiration overload; it was all amazing. The workshop helped boost our confidence … Read more

$894,996 in grants for Queensland public libraries

Young boy reading a picture book

Projects that create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities, capture cultural capital or support new parents are some of the exciting Queensland public library initiatives to benefit from nearly $894,996 in State Government grants, administered by State Library of Queensland. Strategic Priorities Grants $395,164 has been awarded through State Library’s Public Library Strategic Priorities Grants, … 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

Top tips from the First 5 Forever Sensory Storytime webinar

Last week during the Sensory Storytime webinar we heard from three different library services on the approaches they take to program and facilitate early literacy programs that are inclusive and responsive to children and families who experience sensory challenges. These sensory challenges can include developmental delays, children that live with Autism, children with sensory processing … Read more