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Summer Holiday Programs
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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: Monday 14 December 2020
Collect From: Thursday 17 December 2020

COLLECTION POINTS: While stocks last!

  • Ipswich Central Library
  • Interim Children’s Library
  • Redbank Plains Library
  • Redbank Plaza Library
  • Rosewood Library
  • Springfield Central Library
Magical Mystery

Test your knowledge of myths, legends and fairytales with our cryptic picture quiz.    Visit your local Ipswich Libraries branch to participate and go in the draw for a fun prize.

January 13, 2021
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interim children's
Minecraft Blueprint Builds

Use blueprints and images from Picture Ipswich and Queensland State Archives to recreate historic buildings on the Ipswich Libraries secure Minecraft server.  Choose your design and bring history to life!

January 19, 2021
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Young Engineers – Build Your Own Robotic Hand

Create and test a prosthetic (artificial) limb with local engineer and author, Andrew King.  Modify and improve your design with fun challenges to test your engineering skills.

Grab and Go Kits – Creative Collages

Dive into all the summer fun of creating your own paper and fabric collages.  Grab a kit from your local Library and use its contents to create your own unique collage.
These kits available for collection:  4 January 2021 – 25 January 2021

 

Summer Reading Challenge

Discover new and exciting tales of wonder.  Look out for stories of myths, legends and fairytales in books, magazines and comics and dive into a new world this summer.   Join the Summer Reading Challenge and get reading for your chance to win great prizes.

Beyond the Myth

Reimagine your favourite mythical or fairy tale character as a modern-day individual.  Use writing, story telling and acting activities to bring this character into the  modern world.

Early Years (In the Library)
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Story Time

Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month.  Bookings essential.

Story Time

Bookings essential.

Have fun with music, movement, stories and rhymes – guaranteed to make you smile. 

 

 

 

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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 aged 0-12 months with parents and/or carers.  Bookings essential.

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Toddler Time

Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movment with our older babies. Bookings essential.

Toddler Time

Bookings essential.

For Ages 6 months – 2 years with parents and/or carers.

 

Virtual Programs
F5F 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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Story Time with Emma and Megan – Is this your Egg?

Enjoy watching Megan and Emma read the newly released First 5 Forever storybook, ‘Is this your egg?’ written by Ella Kris and illustrated by Emma Cracknell.

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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.

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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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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Out & About
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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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.

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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