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Next Library Satellite 2020 — Call for proposals now open

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Get ready for bold thinking as Next Library Satellite makes its way to State Library of Queensland in 2020! Next Library Satellite 2020 will be an exciting place to share ideas for new library futures. It is a co-created event and we’re calling on all forward-thinking library professionals, innovators and decision-makers to apply to contribute … 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

Why the long face? The story dog who became an internet sensation

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For the past several years a therapy greyhound named Sting has been volunteering with the “Paws to Read” program at the White Bear Lake Library in Minnesota, USA. There, he helps kids aged four to eight feel more comfortable and confident about books and reading, simply by resting alongside them as they read stories to him aloud. Recently, … Read more

Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last eight years of Queensland public libraries statistics, now available as open data on the Queensland Government Data Portal. Take advantage of the breadth of data over time to highlight achievements, identify patterns and compare services with other public libraries. Analyse the changing size … Read more

Highlights from the Statistical Bulletin 2017-18

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Each year the State Library of Queensland coordinates the collection of statistical data from Queensland public libraries and compiles the data into the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin. Some of the highlights from the 2017-18 data include: Almost 1.8 million people attended 83,000 programs and events hosted by Queensland public libraries, an annual increase of … Read more

Apply for a Community Heritage Grant

Applications are now open for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) round. The CHG program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials … Read more