Tag Archives: Reading Back

Reading Tips for Story Time

Piranhas don't eat bananas book cover

Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more

Celebrate Book Week with High Tea in Brisbane!

High tea for book week

Teacher librarians and librarians are invited to join the team at the Department of Education and Training Reading Centre for high tea and presentations from guest speakers in celebration of this year’s Book Week– ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and celebrate the positive impact reading has on people’s everyday lives. Guest speaker Christine Bongers, former radio and … Read more

The Library Pros: a Librarian and Information Technology Pro talking libraries, library tech and everything in between!

Library Pros

Podcasts can be described as free magazine subscriptions for your ears. After subscribing, you are delivered all the latest issues to your phone, tablet or pc automatically. Listening to library focused podcasts is a great way to learn about what’s going on in libraries around the world, making them a useful professional development tool. It’s … Read more

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