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Borrow a Bot

The robots are back! Jump online to borrow a Bee-Bot, Ozobot or Sphero from your local Library these holidays.

Borrow a Bot

Robot kits include instructions, challenges and details of how to join online workshops (optional).

  • Loans are for 2 weeks only
  • Kits must be returned to a staff member during opening hours
  • Borrowers are responsible for covering costs of loss and/or damage. The total cost of each kit is clearly labeled on the item
  • No previous experience required

Ages 5+ years

Bookings Open: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Collect From: Monday 21 September 2020

COLLECTION POINTS: While stocks last!

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Redbank Plains Library
  • Redbank Plaza Library
  • Rosewood Library
  • Springfield Central Library
September 22, 2020
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Creating Characters – Zoom Workshop

Join author/illustrator Heath McKenzie for a fun-filled hour of character design and a bit of drawing too.

September 30, 2020
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Making Magic – Zoom Workshop

Take a look behind the scenes of making a picture book in this hands on workshop with creative duo Megan Forward and Dannika Patterson.

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Family Fun Challenge – Trivia Night In

The Book was Better! Trivia Night In. Get the family together and test your knowledge of stories that have entertained on paper and on screen.

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Whale Automaton – Grab and Go Kit

Build a simple mechanical toy from cardboard, paper and glue. Pick up a ‘Grab and Go Kit’ from your local Library branch or use the instructions and templates to DIY at home.

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Pollinator Automaton – Grab and Go Kit

Build a simple mechanical toy from cardboard, pipe cleaners and a wooden peg. Pick up a ‘Grab and Go Kit’ from your local Library branch or use the instructions and templates to DIY at home.

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Pinwheel – Grab and Go Kit

Build a pinwheel. Pick up a ‘Grab and Go Kit’ from your local Library branch or use the instructions and templates to DIY at home.

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Craft Lucky Dip – Grab and Go Kit

Collect a Craft Lucky Dip Bag from your local Library branch and craft to your hearts content.

Virtual Programs
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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.

F5F Library Fun Podcast

Listen as the First 5 Forever team bring some favourite stories to life with the help from some very clever Ipswich kids. 

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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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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.

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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