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Share, Create, Taste! Celebrate the sounds and energy of these vibrant cultures through language, music, dance and art.
A calm space for all. If your child finds the regular Library hours challenging and too busy, we invite you to this new pilot program. Explore calming spaces and targeted resources arranged to engage and support children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing challenges.
Join children’s author Dave Lowe for a Q & A with Bluey animator Beth Durack.
Celebrate Bluey and Bingo with ….. Yvonne Mes.
Join author and illustrator Remy Lai as she show’s you how to create comics.
Work with Renee Treml and Megan Daley and use air dry clay to create an authentic museum specimen worthy of the Museum of Natural History in Sherlock Bones.
Join author Tristan Bancks and learn the ins and outs of mystery writing.
A whole herd of hands-on activities with Kat Apel and Renee Treml, creators of The Bird in the Herd.
Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month. Bookings essential.
Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movment with our older babies. Bookings essential.
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.
Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at your local shops. Bookings essential.
All aboard for stories, songs and rhymes at this special First 5 Forever event at the Workshops Rail Museum. Bookings essential.
Visit the STEAM Lab at the Interim Children’s Library to enjoy a range of hands-on activities including music-mixing, robotics, light tables, stop-motion animation and Osmo challenges.
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.
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.
Listen as the First 5 Forever team bring some favourite stories to life with the help from some very clever Ipswich kids.
Join us for traditional stories with a twist, told by the Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever team.
Watch as the team demonstrates ways of introducing classic nursery rhymes to your kids.
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.
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.
Let our First 5 Forever team bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.
Draw along with Emma as she demonstrates how to draw one of her favourite Australian animals, using materials that you have at home.
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.
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.