Tag Archives: Reading Back

National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited! Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other … Read more

What is the Reading Writing Hotline?

Reading writing hotline logo

It’s a free anonymous referral service for adults wishing to improve their literacy, numeracy and computing skills. The Hotline is funded by the federal government and is managed by TAFE NSW. The Reading Writing Hotline has a national database of course providers, including TAFE colleges, private RTO’s, libraries, community colleges, neighbourhood centres, and private tutors. … Read more

Sweet Treats for Easter in the Junior Storytelling Resources

Easter storytelling resources

Make your storytelling even more fun with State Library of Queensland’s junior storytelling kits and other resources to suit ages from infants to six. Show parents they can help nurture children’s love of language by reading together, sharing rhymes, singing songs and telling stories. Invite the children in your story time sessions to get involved … Read more

Free subscription to Informed Librarian Online!

Staying informed online

Informed Librarian Online (ILO) is a service for library staff to keep up-to-date with professional reading and librarianship. Each month Informed Librarian Online delivers content from over 290 domestic and foreign library and information-related journals and more! It is an easy way to stay informed about library trends, and is a respected source of professional … Read more

Library Lovers’ Day!

Library Lovers' Day poster

February 14 isn’t only Valentine’s Day, it’s Library Lovers’ Day! Join libraries across Australia in promoting the love of reading and libraries. The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile of the services offered by Australian public libraries. Activity ideas The ALIA website has some great promotion ideas … Read more

Book boost for rural and regional schools

Happy Kids Card winner

The Kids Only library card initiative is aimed at increasing library access among rural and regional children, and two Queensland schools have each received $1500 book prizes. This initiative promotes library access for children aged up to eight years living outside major metropolitan areas, and Arcadia Valley State School in Queensland’s Central Highlands and Tagai … Read more