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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.

Holiday Programs
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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.

Early Years (In the Library)
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Story Time

Enjoy the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month with books, songs, rhymes and movement. 

Story Time

Enjoy the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month with books, songs, rhymes and movement.

Ipswich Central Library – Thursday morning.  AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) interpreted session 2nd Thursday of the month.

Springfield Central Library – Tuesday and Friday morning. AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) interpreted session 4th Friday of the month.

Redbank Plaza Library – 1st Monday of the month.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Share rhymes, songs and stories with other parents and babies in this four week program aimed at supporting early language learning.

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Book Beats

Get into the groove of early language learning through music, movement and fun.

For Ages 18 months – 6 years with mums, dads, and/or carers.

Book Beats

For Ages 18 months – 6 years with mums, dads, and/or carers.

Ipswich Central Library – Final Friday of the month.

Springfield Central Library – Final Monday of the month. 

Redbank Plaza Library – Final Wednesday of the month. 

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Celebrate

Connect with culture within our library community in a special celebration of language and literacy.

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School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or we can come to you.

Early Years (Out and About)
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First 5 Forever (F5F)

Get active with your under five child as we bring interactive library programs that include movement, singing and sharing stories to venues in your community.

F5F: Playgroup or Community Visit

Let our First 5 Forever team bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.

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School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or we can come to you.

Primary School Age Programs
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School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or we can come to you.

Kid's Technology
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Get Coding

Build skills to code through fun challenges in Scratch, robotics and more. No coding experience needed.

Get Coding

Build skills to code through fun challenges in Scratch, robotics and more. No coding experience needed.

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required.

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Minecraft Multiplayer

Claim your space and add your design to our new group build.

Minecraft Multiplayer

Claim your space and add your design to our new group build.

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required, turn up and join in if there is a spare computer!

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School and Group Visits

Discover how Library programs can be tailored to suit your school or group. Organise a visit to one of our libraries or we can come to you.

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Bricks and Clicks

Explore, Create and Share with Lego bricks,  WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3

Bricks and Clicks

Explore, Create and Share with Lego bricks,  WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required.

Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change monthly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 

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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.

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