Filter by library location:
Visit your local Ipswich Libraries branch, the Ipswich Libraries website or UB’s Milk Bar to write your letter to Santa.
Ages 0-12 years
Share some bush-Christmas classics with your favourite farm animals from Haigslea’s Ewe Nique Hobby Farm
Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop In Event
Drop-in and bring your summer to life with Ipswich Libraries Summer Reading Club Launch!
Ages 0-17 years
Bring your summer to life with exciting reading challenges as you join in the Summer Reading Club.
Ages 0-17 years
Sing along with your favourite princess characters as they tour branches of Ipswich Libraries in the lead up to Christmas.
Relax and enjoy watching a Christmas movie.
Discover our regular STEAM ON! program. Play with LEGO®, discover AI, code robots or express yourself through digital art and music.
The bots are on the move these holidays! Drop in and play with a robot; if you like it, you can take it home for the holidays.
Use real tools and wooden offcuts to build your own wooden tree during this hands-on workshop led by experienced makers from Make+Meld.
Ages 6-17 years
Mod your Mario Kart™. Design, prototype and print your own custom Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit™ bonnet modification.
Bust a move to your favourite Christmas tunes and popular music at Ipswich Libraries.
Ages 0-12 years
Search your local library for native animals hiding amongst the shelves these school holidays!
Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme every month.
Ages 0- 5 years
Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movement with our older babies.
Ages 0-5 years
Share rhymes, songs and stories to support your baby’s early language learning. Four week program for babies and parents / carers.
Ages 0 – 12 months
Build and boost your child’s love of language through stories and block play. Meet other parents in a caring and supportive environment.
Ages 0 – 5 years
Join us to Talk, Read, Sing and Play together at our First 5 Forever Out and About Programs.
All aboard for stories, songs and rhymes at this special First 5 Forever event at the Workshops Rail Museum.
Ages 0-5 years. Bookings essential.
Learn, Create, Innovate!
Enhance your technical and creative skills with exciting activities and brain-busting challenges. No coding experience necessary.
Library Gaming Showdown
Challenge and outwit your friends, explore virtual reality or test your driving on the simulator. Kick back, enjoy some pizza and play some games.
Join us for Story Time and Toddler Time sessions that will also be shared in Auslan by Awesome Auslan.
Borrow a Story in a Box kit and bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.
Join us for traditional stories with a twist, told by the Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever team.
Watch as the team demonstrates ways of introducing classic nursery rhymes to your kids.
Listen as the First 5 Forever team bring some favourite stories to life with the help from some very clever Ipswich kids.
Inspire your child’s love of reading by looking through the First 5 Forever Stories for Little Queenslanders collection.
Join our local Community Champions as they share one of the Stories for Little Queenslanders.
Dive Into Books is a pool-side storytelling program developed in partnership with Kids Alive – Do the Five and hosted by Just Sports N Fitness.
It’s never too early to talk, sing, play and share stories with your child. Check out this selection of new and old favourites.
Since launching in 2015 there have been more than 2.5 million attendances at First 5 Forever activities in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland.
Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or have the Public Programming team come to you.
Let our First 5 Forever team bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.
Draw along with Emma as she demonstrates how to draw one of her favourite Australian animals, using materials that you have at home.
Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!
Challenges change regularly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces.