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Early Literacy in Action: Play based resources. Order your play-based resources now!

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Orders close Friday 11 October. As part of the First 5 Forever Community Literacy Project , State Library of Queensland is making play-based resources available to all Queensland public libraries and IKCs. Libraries can select from a list of more than 200 play based resources including creative and dramatic play, sensory and developmental play, and … Read more

Limited time to order reports from Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission)

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department is seeking to distribute reports from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) to places where they can be readily accessed by the public. Public libraries, government agencies or non-government stakeholders that can house copies of the Royal Commission reports for public use are asked … Read more

The Cultural Diversity Database a great place to find titles for Queensland Multicultural Month

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature The Cultural Diversity Database is funded and developed by The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc an independent not for profit organisation. The NCACL collects, preserves and shares works by Australia’s children’s book authors and illustrators. The Cultural Diversity Database offers a comprehensive list of books which … Read more

AustLit database of Australian Literature

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State Library of Queensland now provides State-wide access to the AustLit database for all Queensland Independent, RLQ, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library members. About AustLit AustLit is an authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content. The database is brought to you by … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Explore Eresources

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Eresources complement physical collections and cater for customers who may be unable to visit the library in person. The Explore Eresources webinar on Thursday 21 March aims to provide information and activities to assist library staff understand the eresources available online anytime. Participants will gain confidence in how to promote eresources and support their customers’ … Read more

Montage live on 1 February 2019

The Rural Libraries Queensland online catalogue will have a new look, feel and experience from 1 February 2019. Montage is the new catalogue for resources in the public library collections managed by State Library of Queensland delivering search results with a user friendly display. State wide collections in Montage include Languages Other than English (LOTE), … Read more

Slam poetry in public libraries amplifies young voices

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State Library of Queensland and Queensland Poetry Festival have partnered to amplify the voices of young people via SlammED!, a Slam poetry workshop program engaging 9 – 16 year olds, in schools and public libraries across Queensland. What is Slam Poetry? Slam poetry combines performance, writing, competition, and audience participation. It is performed at events … Read more