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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

Play on With OzoFarm

An agriculture robot tends to a field of corn

During the school holidays the OzoFarm game proved very popular in libraries across Queensland, and thanks to the passion and innovation of Ipswich and Isaac public libraries we’ve got two new Ozobot resources to share. The games developed by both libraries are available online  as part of the digital literacy resources on Public Libraries Connect and … 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

Toowoomba tackles new ways of engaging with young people

IFLA article

How can First 5 Forever lead to broader innovations beyond “delivering early literacy”? Toowoomba Regional Libraries looked at Story Time as an opportunity for bringing philosophical and practical change to the library’s ways of engaging with young patrons and their families. In this IFLA article, learn how Toowoomba library adapted their Story Time program, and … 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