Virtual Programs - Kids
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Virtual Holiday Programs

While our face-to-face school holidays programs are on hold we are offering virtual holiday programming via our website and social media channels.

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Virtual Story Time

Join us for Virtual Story Time with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language developmental skills.

Virtual Story Time

While our in-person events are on hold we are offering Virtual Story Time via our website and social media channels.

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Yoga Story Time

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes combined with fun yoga moves especially for early years. Presented by Ipswich Libraries and Revive Yoga & Wellness Centre.

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Draw with Emma

Draw along with Emma as she demonstrates how to draw one of her favourite Australian animals, using materials that you have at home.

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First 5 Forever Quick Rhymes

Watch as the team demonstrates ways of introducing classic nursery rhymes to your kids.

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First 5 Forever Backyard Stories

Join us for traditional stories with a twist, told by the Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever team from their own backyards.

First 5 Forever Backyard Stories

While our in-person events are on hold we are offering Backyard Stories via our website and social media channels.

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Community Champions Story Time

Join our local Community Champions as they share their favourite stories. 

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Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

Navigate safely your online resources, platforms, apps and games.  Learn the importance of keeping your personal information secure and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Cyber-Safety and Privacy for Families

This recorded presentation is a valuable resource for keeping your family safe in the online world. Nicole speaks from first-hand knowledge as both a professional Privacy Expert and as a Mum. Learn how important it is to keep your personal information safe online and how to implement a Cyber-safety Plan for your family.

Watch the recording of Nicole Stephensen’s live presentation, delivered via Zoom on Thursday 4 June 2020, especially for Ipswich Libraries’ members.

A Zoom account is not required to view the 40 minute video, simply provide your name and email address before being re-directed to the recorded presentation.

Thank you to Nicole Stephensen from Ground Up Consulting for allowing Ipswich Libraries to share this important information.

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Virtual Minecraft

Minecraft is back! Choose your world: Survival or Creative and let the adventure begin! While we are not offering Minecraft in the library, we have created our own secure online world so you can play from home. 

Virtual Minecraft

Team up with others to build a survival camp and defeat the elder dragon, or work as an individual in creative to build your dream home.

To participate, you first need to:

  • own a copy of Minecraft Java Edition: minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition and have it installed on your computer
  • have internet access
  • know how to play Minecraft
  • join the Ipswich Libraries Minecraft Server (details will be forwarded to everyone who registers for this event)

For ages 8-17 years

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2020 Poetry Writing Competition

The 18th Ipswich Poetry Feast Poetry Writing Competition is now open.
Enter your poems to win great prizes and showcase your talent.
Closing date:  31 July 2020

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National Simultaneous Storytime 2020

Join the Ipswich Libraries Public Programming Team as they share this year’s chosen picture book Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford. NSS is an annual program run by the Australian Libraries and Information Association.

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Get Coding Online

Each week our presenters from Coding Kids will introduce new features and challenges to develop confidence and skills in using this colourful block-style coding language.

Virtual Programs - Teens
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Virtual Minecraft

Minecraft is back! Choose your world: Survival or Creative and let the adventure begin! While we are not offering Minecraft in the library, we have created our own secure online world so you can play from home. 

Virtual Minecraft

Team up with others to build a survival camp and defeat the elder dragon, or work as an individual in creative to build your dream home.

To participate, you first need to:

  • own a copy of Minecraft Java Edition: minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition and have it installed on your computer
  • have internet access
  • know how to play Minecraft
  • join the Ipswich Libraries Minecraft Server (details will be forwarded to everyone who registers for this event)

For ages 8-17 years

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2020 Poetry Writing Competition

The 18th Ipswich Poetry Feast Poetry Writing Competition is now open.
Enter your poems to win great prizes and showcase your talent.
Closing date:  31 July 2020

Virtual Programs - Adults
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Learn for Life Online

Keep up to date with current trends, interests and popular issues in the community through a range of unique and thought-provoking discussions.

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Author Hour Online

Celebrate the achievements of some of Australia’s most revered authors and be captivated by their experiences and accomplishments in the field.

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Chasing Our Past At Home

Delve into the rich heritage of the historic city of Ipswich.

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2020 Poetry Writing Competition

The 18th Ipswich Poetry Feast Poetry Writing Competition is now open.
Enter your poems to win great prizes and showcase your talent.
Closing date:  31 July 2020

Fun and Games
No Touch Design Challenge

We challenge you to design something that can help people navigate the world without having to touch contaminated surfaces.

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Check out Ipswich Libraries online jigsaw puzzles. Each puzzle features a native furry friend from the Ipswich Nature Centre.

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Wondrous Word Searches

Test your brain with our Library themed word searches. There’s a fun theme for everyone, whether you’re a Harry Potter fanatic or romance reader.

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Book Bingo

Challenge yourself to a game of Book Bingo with Ipswich Libraries. Select your reads based on the book bingo categories. There’s one each for adults, children (8-12 years) and teens (13-18 years), so get reading!

Virtual Activities - Around the World
Virtual Tours & Exhibitions

Ever wondered what The Smithsonian looks like on the inside? Are you missing the Queensland Museum’s exhibits and shows? Jump online and check out the virtual exhibitions and tours available to people around the world with just a click of the mouse.

Virtual Story Time

Join Libraries around Australia and the world for virtual story time with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor and language development skills.

Online Workshops & Activities

Whilst libraries, galleries, and museums have their face-to-face programs on-hold that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a range of engaging and fun online workshops and activities. There’s something for all ages, whether it be art and craft or STEAM based workshops.

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