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Roald Dahl sparks the imaginations of young and old

Two adults and one child sticking out their tongues.

The Rockhampton River Festival is the premier winter event in regional Queensland, attracting thousands of people from across the state and beyond to the Rockhampton Region. The three-day festival held every July sees different council departments unite to entertain festival-goers. This year Rockhampton Regional Libraries were asked to take part officially for the first time, … Read more

Mareeba gets crafty with macramé

Residents in Mareeba Shire enjoyed taking part in macramé classes across three library branches. The region’s main library in Mareeba hosted two workshops; Kuranda Library hosted one event; and our smallest branch in Chillagoe, a remote library in a tiny township 140km west of Mareeba, hosted one event. Chillagoe residents were especially appreciative of the … Read more

Digital Technology Accessibility Pilot Project success

Seated woman using a tablet as part of the pilot program

Mackay Regional Council (MRC) Libraries received a $3,000 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant through the State Library of Queensland to develop a Digital Technology Accessibility Program Pilot Project targeting homebound clients and caregivers who are elderly and/or disabled. Through statistical and personal information through the ABS QuickStats 2016 and engagement with key stakeholders, information gathered … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more

Voices of War Workshops in Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla Library is passionate about commemorating ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. To ensure these commemorations continued in 2019, especially with our children and young people, Cunnamulla Library enlisted the services of Geoffrey Graham for his Voices of War: An ANZAC Story workshops. There is no better person than Geoffrey to conduct these workshops as Geoffrey … Read more

Moreton Bay Regional Libraries building digital inclusion and literacy

Plextalk DAISY Player

Increasing access to collections and building digital inclusion and literacy in our communities, as well as attracting new and diverse audiences, is a priority focus for Moreton Bay Region Libraries. We recently received a Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland to purchase a new suite of Plextalk DAISY Players. The Plextalk can read aloud … Read more

Curious Creatures library bags a hit at North Burnett Regional Council Libraries

Children holding up their library bag creations

North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) was fortunate to be awarded a Realising Our Potential Micro Grant from State Library of Queensland (State Library). The grant enabled the NBRC Libraries to engage children and families in a series of fun and interactive school holiday craft workshops during January 2019. Council partnered with local artist, Rachel Koster, … Read more