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In the lead up to Christmas, enjoy pop-up musical performances across the Ipswich Libraries branches. A variety of events (suitable for all ages) are on offer including, a “Frozen” Christmas, a Murri Christmas Singalong, a Christmas Tree Performance and Local Community Choirs.
Discover the Art of Handwritten Letters! These holidays, create your own letter and card writing kit to stay in touch with friends and family near and far.
Visit your local Ipswich Libraries branch to write and post your letter to Santa.
Join Mr and Mrs Claus and other North Pole Pals via Zoom as they share Christmas stories, carols, and a selection of handwritten letters from the children of Ipswich.
Enjoy special Auslan Story Time and Auslan Toddler Time sessions with Andrea Baldwin, the author of the natural disaster recovery story book series, featuring Birdie and her friends.
Drop in any time during the morning to share in fun library activities
- Free Book Pack Giveaway
- Messy Play
- Nature Crafts
Ever Wanted a Pen-Pal from the USA?
Brooklyn Public Library and Ipswich Libraries are creating a Pen-Pal program linking families and individuals on opposite sides of the world.
Search high and low throughout your local library to find the Eye Spy Brooklyn stations.
Wantok Time! brings the cheeky humour and challenging history of Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) together through storytelling, song and dance.
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 movement 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.
All aboard for stories, songs and rhymes at this special First 5 Forever event at the Workshops Rail Museum. Bookings essential.
Challenge Your Inner Geek
Build skills to code through fun challenges with Scratch, Spheros, Ozobots and more. No coding experience needed.
Nurture your child’s love of language through stories and block play.
Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers.
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. Bookings essential.
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.
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.
Inspire your child’s love of reading by looking through the First 5 Forever Stories for Little Queenslanders collection.
Join our local Community Champions as they share one of the Stories for Little Queenslanders.
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 have the Public Programming team 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.