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June 5, 2024
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Stepping Stones For Parents

Enjoy learning from Bri Reynolds, The Mama Coach, as she provides evidence-informed guidance and advice.

May 22, 2024
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National Simultaneous Storytime

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) with Ipswich Libraries by singing songs, sharing stories, and reading the 2024 NSS book.
Ages 0-5 years

May 27, 2024 9:30 am
Out & About
Trail Launch and Kids’ Fun Day – Hotel for Bees

Free Library Fun and Activities for the Whole Family

Join us as we launch our new Trail.

Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop in Event.

June 6, 2024 9:30 am
Out & About
Trail Launch and Kids’ Fun Day – The Cow That Swam Out to Sea

Free Library Fun and Activities for the Whole Family.

Join us as we launch our new Trail.

Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop in Event

June 8, 2024
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Saturday Stories – World Oceans Day

Join us for a Story Time in celebration of World Oceans Day! Meet author, Inda Ahmad Zahri, and get up close and personal to marine creatures.
Families

June 29, 2024
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Celebrate Philippines

Share, Create, Taste
Explore the diversity of Philippines through traditional music, dance and games.

All Ages

Regular Programs
Multiple Dates
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Children's
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

Multiple Dates
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Children's
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

First 5 Forever – Out and About

Join us to Talk, Read, Sing and Play together at our First 5 Forever Out and About Programs. 

Multiple Dates
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Children's
Story Time

Discover the magic of stories and make new friends as we explore a different theme each month.
Ages 0-5 years

Multiple Dates
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Children's
Toddler Time

Build language through rhymes, songs, stories and movement with our older babies.
Ages 0-5 years

Multiple Dates
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Children's
Auslan Story Time and Toddler Time

Join us for Story Time and Toddler Time sessions that will also be shared in Auslan by Awesome Auslan.
Ages 0-5 years

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Story Time at McDonald’s

Spark your child’s creativity with songs, books, movement and play.
Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop in Event.

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Pop-Up Library Fun Raceview

Spark your child’s creativity with songs, books, movement and play.
Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop In Event.

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.

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Pop-Up Books and Blocks Yamanto Central

Nurture your child’s love of creativity and make new friends while enjoying stories and block play. 
Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop In Event

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Pop-Up Books and Blocks Booval Fair

Nurture your child’s love of creativity and make new friends while enjoying stories and block play.
Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop In Event.

Multiple Dates
Out & About
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.

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Story Time at 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.

Multiple Dates
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Library Adventure Morning

Discover the Library

Drop in any time during the morning to share in fun library activities.

Ages 0-5 years. Free Drop in Event.

Multiple Dates
Out & About
Story Time at the Museum

Nurture your child’s love of language and stories at The Workshops Rail Museum.
Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/ or carers.  
Bookings essential. 

Multiple Dates
s'field
Children's
Sensitive Story Time

Enjoy Story Time tailored to children with challenges related to sensory processing or exposure to noises and crowds.  
Ages 3-5 years.

Out & About
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. 

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STEAM ON!

Play with robots, discover digital technologies and challenge your creativity with monthly themed content.

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GAME ON!

Challenge and outwit your friends in exciting competitions that will put your gaming skills to the test.

First 5 Forever: Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
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Story in a Box

Borrow a Story in a Box kit and bring the magic of stories, songs and rhymes to your playgroup or community group.

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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.

50 Books to Read Before You’re 5

It’s never too early to talk, sing, play and share stories with your child.   Check out this selection of new and old favourites.  

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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.

Other
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Out & About
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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 Library Programs team come to you.

Out & About
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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