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Be the Facilitator You Were Born to Be

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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

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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

International Year of Indigenous Languages − Top Tips from First 5 Forever Webinar

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Did you tune into the recent First 5 Forever Webinar: International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)? Staff from State Library of Queensland (State Library) and Mackay Regional Council shared their ideas and tips for authentically exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages within early literacy planning and programming in libraries. All webinars are recorded, click … Read more