Ipswich Libraries First 5 Forever

Since 2015 Ipswich Libraries’ First 5 Forever team has been delivering programs for little ones across
the community with an aim to make talking, reading and singing part of your daily routine – any time, any place.

It’s never too early to start sharing stories and rhymes, singing, talking and playing with your child.
It’s not only fun, but good for little brains too.

First 5 Forever (F5F) is a universal family literacy program aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children from 0–5 years and their families.
Our F5F team delivers programs across the Ipswich community to support parents and primary caregivers to be confident as the
child’s first and most important teacher. This program provides parents with increased access to resources through Ipswich Libraries.

Check out our amazing ‘Out and About’ program and ‘Watch, Listen & Learn Resources’ below!

First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and coordinated by the State Library of Queensland.
This exciting early years program is being delivered in partnership with local government. 

Out and About
Out & About
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. Bookings essential. 

Books and Blocks

Nurture your child’s love of language through stories and block play.
Ages 0-5 years with mums, dads and/or carers.  
Bookings essential.

Out & About
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.  Bookings essential. 

Watch, Listen & Learn Resources
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.

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. 

Backyard Stories

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

Backyard Stories

While our in-person events are on hold we are offering Backyard Stories via our website and social media channels.

Quick Rhymes

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

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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