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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

Cardboard Castles now on in The Corner at State Library of Queensland

There’s play, there’s fun, there’s plenty to do, themed activities and a safe environment. Families, children under 8 and their carers are invited to The Corner, the play based learning environment at State Library, to experience all the fun of the new theme Cardboard Castles. Cardboard Castles provides the opportunity for young people to come … Read more

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

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