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Saturday 20 August & Saturday 27 August 2022
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Children's
Book Week Ballet

Celebrate Children’s Book Week 2022 with The Queensland Ballet
No previous dance experience required.

September 1, 2022
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Digital Blueprint Builds

Use blueprints from Picture Ipswich and Queensland State Archives to recreate historic buildings using digital block building software.

Presented as part of Galvanized – A Festival of Heritage.

September 10, 2022
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Yarning and Weaving

Join Nadine Foley of Culture Weave for a morning of creativity, conversation and connection. Learn ancient weaving techniques as well as how to source materials from your own backyard or recycling stash.

Presented as part of Galvanized – A Festival of Heritage.

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Tales and Trails

Tales and Trails story trail –  each park featured showcases a story written and illustrated by Queensland authors as part of The Stories for Little Queenslanders series published by State Library of Queensland. 

Regular Programs
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Children's
Story Time

Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme every month. Have fun with music, movement, stories and rhymes – guaranteed to make you smile.

Ages 18 months – 5 years. Bookings essential.

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Children's
Toddler Time

Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movement with our older babies.

Ages 6 months – 2 years. Bookings essential.

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Baby Rhyme Time

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. Bookings essential.

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Books and Blocks

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. Bookings essential.

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Friday Games and Stuff

Unwind And Have Some Afternoon Fun

‘Switch’ up your Friday afternoons and take your gaming to the next level with consoles, board games, trivia and more.

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Robotics, Coding, and Things

Challenge Your Inner Geek

Build skills to code through fun challenges with Scratch, Spheros, Ozobots and more. No coding experience needed.

Multiple Dates
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Messy Play Time

Play and explore with things that are messy and squishy, noisy and slushy, crumbly and sloshy!

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

Pop-Up Library Fun Haigslea

Spark your child’s creativity with songs, books, movement and play. 

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

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Story Time at Bunnings

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local Bunnings store.

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

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Story Time in the Park

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local park. Learn about your local environment through a fun activity provided by the Environmental Education team. 

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

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Story Time at the Rail Museum

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. 

Story Time at Riverlink

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at Riverlink Shopping Centre.   

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

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Toddlers & Tales – Booval Fair

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local shops. 

Ages 0-5 years. Free drop in event.

Toddlers & Tales – Booval Fair

Bookings are required through Booval Fair Shopping Centre eventbrite page.
Please book for each person attending regardless of age – including babies.

FREE morning tea and FREE take home resources provided by Booval Fair Shopping Centre.

We ask you to please stay at home on the day of the event/session if you are unwell or displaying COVID-19 or flu/cold symptoms, no matter how mild.

Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers
The first 5 years last a lifetime

 

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Tales and Trails – Is This Your Egg?

Discover Is This Your Egg? written by Ella Kris and illustrated by Emma Cracknell as you follow the trail.

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Tales and Trails – The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book

Discover The Little Queenslanders’ Alphabet Book written by Sally Scudamore and illustrated by Sophie Beer as you follow the trail.

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Tales and Trails – One Remarkable Reef

Discover One Remarkable Reef written by Kellie Byrnes and illustrated by Rachel Tribout as you follow the trail.

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Tales and Trails – Up and Down on a Rainy Day

Discover Up and Down on a Rainy Day written by Kathryn Apel and illustrated by Janet Turner as you follow the trail.

First 5 Forever: Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
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Backyard Stories

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

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Quick Rhymes

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

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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.

Stories for Little Queenslanders

Inspire your child’s love of reading by looking through the First 5 Forever Stories for Little Queenslanders collection.

Community Champion Virtual Story Time

Join our local Community Champions as they share one of the Stories for Little Queenslanders.

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Dive Into Books

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.

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First 5 Forever Across Queensland

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.

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Children's
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 have the Public Programming team come to you.

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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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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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Makerspace Challenges

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. 

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