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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. Bookings essential.

Story Time

Bookings essential.

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. 

Springfield Central Library – Tuesday and Friday morning. 

Rosewood Library – 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday 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. Bookings essential.

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Book Beats

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

Book Beats

Bookings essential.

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. 

Rosewood Library – Final Tuesday of the month. 

Virtual Programs
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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LEGO Engineering

Join our online LEGO Build Challenges via Zoom.  Use your LEGO and some common household items to learn how to solve a range of STEM challenges with the team from Young Engineers.

LEGO Engineering

Sign up each week for an exciting new LEGO build including Float your Boat (Buoyancy), Catapult (Newton’s Law of Motion), The Maze, Floating Structures (Tensegrity)

Places are limited. Each booking is for a family so everyone can join in the fun.
Recommended for 8+ years, younger siblings welcome to participate with parental supervision. 

What you’ll need:
• Computer/tablet that can access Zoom
• Internet access
• LEGO
• Other common household items such as string, elastic bands or small toys.

The Zoom link to attend each workshop will be sent via email.  Please check that your email address and other contact details are up to date here or contact (07) 3810 6815 for assistance. Not an Ipswich Libraries member yet? Join here now!

 

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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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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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Whale Automaton – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a whale automaton from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

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Pollinator Automaton – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a pollinator automaton from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

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Pinwheel – Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial to assist you in the construction of a pinwheel from the ‘Grab and Go Kit’ you collected from the Library during the September holidays. 

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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