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Free library service for Queensland travellers

Free library service for Queensland travellers RLQ tourist card membership If you’re travelling through outback and regional Queensland why not become a Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) tourist member and get free access to library services and collections at more than 60 branches across the state? From Normanton to Birdsville there’s an RLQ library wherever you’re … 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

Young writers get inspired at SLQ’s inaugural Young Writers Conference

On Saturday 25 November, 100 young writers gathered at the State Library of Queensland for the inaugural Young Writers Conference, and the 2017 Young Writers Award ceremony. While the Young Writers Award—which is open to writers aged 15 to 25—is now in its twenty-first year, the Young Writers Conference is a new initiative from SLQ’s … Read more