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Free film streaming with Kanopy

Kanopy database

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. Kanopy showcases over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films and world cinema. There is a wide array of foreign language films and material of cultural value. Many films … Read more

Funding for First 5 Forever

Queensland families with young and yet to be born children received some great news today, with the State Government announcement that the successful First 5 Forever early literacy initiative will continue. A commitment of $20 million over four years was delivered in the 2018/19 budget. First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative that is … Read more

First 5 Forever helping parents buck national literacy slide

Queensland libraries are a key ally in efforts to address sliding literacy rates among school children. A News Limited newspaper article recently reported that: “Australia is facing a ‘national crisis’ on literacy with students showing up to kindergarten less prepared than ever before.” “Experts say distracted parents are not doing enough to equip their children … Read more