Book Crossing at SLQ

http://www.bookcrossing.com/

State Library of Queensland provides services for interstate and international visitors who may not be eligible to borrow from our collections. These visitors are able to take books home through the Book Crossing program. There is a small collection of books in State Library’s Infozone on level 1 that are marked with Book Crossing stickers. … Read more

Bring your imagination – we’ll provide the paints and pencils

Examples of illustration from Brisbane Illustrators Group

You are invited to come and draw with the Brisbane Illustrators Group at State Library’s Fun Palace this Saturday. Paint, pencils and textas will be provided. Just bring your imagination! We have created an activity challenging kids to create a Fun Palace character then draw them into scenes created by our members – just like a page … Read more

SlammED! 2016

Lucy Cottier from Kedron State High School (winner of the 2016 SlammED! Final).

Over winter 2016, SLQ and the Queensland Poetry Festival partnered to deliver SlammED!, a series of slam poetry workshops and heats. The workshops were facilitated by a range of professional poets based in Queensland. Ten schools across Queensland held workshops and slam heats, and in total over 150 high school students participated in the SlammEd … Read more

Go deeper with Pokémon – stories and inspiration from our collections

Zubat

As the Pokémon Go phenomenon gets players to catch Pokémon in the real world, long-time fan and SLQ Creative-in-Residence Matt Finch reminisces about his favourite Pokémon episodes and their connection to myths and stories in our collections. “Pokémon is a twenty-year-old franchise with its own cartoons and backstory. Get to know the characters, know their world, and check out … Read more

Books in many languages at your local library

Books in more than 50 languages available at the library

If you speak Chinese, Tagalog or another language other than English, there’ll be something in the LOTE collection for you. State Library provides Languages other than English (LOTE) resources for more than 315,000 Queenslanders (36 %) who speak a language other than English. The collection has over 50,000 books and other items in more than 50 languages. LOTE also suits … Read more