Category Archives: Libraries Back

Crowd Giving 2019: $30,000 raised to support State Library of Queensland projects

On 15 August, donors and library-lovers came together in support of State Library of Queensland at the fourth annual Crowd Giving event. The Queensland Library Foundation fundraiser attracted around 70 donors and raised $30,000. Emceed by Courtney Talbot, Foundation Vice-President, and Andrew Baker, General Manager Private Clients at Perpetual Private, the concept was simple – … Read more

National Geographic Virtual Library available now

For a journey that’s enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating, visit National Geographic Virtual Library.  State Library of Queensland now provides free unlimited access to National Geographic Virtual Library for all Queensland Public Library, State Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre members. Simply join your nearest public library to start exploring. Explore history through a new … Read more

Enjoy Animalia (Library Edition) now at your library

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to Animalia (Library Edition), an exciting and engaging online version of the classic picture book by Graeme Base.  The digital interactive resource focuses on language and literacy learning for children. Join your local Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre or State Library of Queensland to start enjoying … Read more

Crowd Giving

Replica Tunley globe being examined by person

Part of the Queensland Library Foundation’s annual program since 2016, Crowd Giving invites donations from $100 per person towards a collective fund. With each donation comes the opportunity to attend and vote at a pitch event where three State Library teams present projects seeking community support to bring them to fruition. A fundraising initiative led … Read more

Siganto Digital Learning Workshops

Group photo of workshop participants

Since the beginning of 2019 three Siganto Digital Learning Workshop series have been delivered at State Library, two with Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) and one with Southbank TAFE’s English Language Migrant Education program. The Workshops, generously funded by the Siganto Foundation, engage with recently arrived migrant communities and focus on ICT self-sufficiency. Each series comprises … Read more