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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

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

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the ball

ALIA mini conference presentation. Photo by Sharon Lam

Whitsunday Regional Libraries are on the right track, judging by a couple of recent ALIA mini-Conference presentations. Leela Wittmer’s How Libraries are saving the world: an Introduction to libraries and our role in action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), reinforced our decision to include, where applicable, several Goals that aligned with elements … Read more

Southwest Robot Roadshow

Male student uses a laptop to program a robot

Libraries across southwest Queensland came face to face with the latest technologies in February to engage their communities through programming robots and coding.  The Robot Roadshow, supported by SLQ in partnership with Regional Development Australia, visited Charleville, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah and Quilpie libraries and engaged over 500 library staff, teachers, students and community members. Technologies featured … Read more

Let’s get our regions on Wikipedia

SLQ training

Jacinta Sutton from State Library’s Discovery Services team recently sat down with Wikipedian Kerry Raymond to talk about her work with Wikipedia and their #1lib1ref campaign. First things first, what’s a Wikipedian? “Anyone who edits a Wikipedia article is a Wikipedian”, says Kerry. By that standard, Kerry is a Wikipedian extraordinaire. A retired computer science … Read more