The ACT Heritage Library is set to run its first exhibition since the pandemic began.
Public libraries can partner with Plumtree in developing services for young children with disabilities and their families. ALIA Members are invited to attend the NSW ALIA membership pin presentation evening on 20 April at Burwood Library.
Bega Valley Shire Library is participating in a project to help identify local barriers to library visits and engagement with library activities; Bayside Library is no longer charging fines; Blue Mountains Library was Highly Commended in the NSW Public Libraries Innovation In Outreach Services Awards for their Pop-Up Library @ Home service; Central West Libraries has selected the books for its One Library One Book community reading program for 2021; the new Fairfield Library has opened; Friends of Grenfell Library is looking for new members; Hawkesbury Library Service is once again running pre-school storytime sessions; plans have been submitted for Lake Macquarie's first co-located library museum; MidCoast Council is seeking tender applications for the expansion of Wingham Library; and Wollongong Library is celebrating the city's history.
An architecture firm has been selected to design the new Hervey Bay Library and Fraser Coast Regional Council administration building; Ipswich Libraries recently opened their new Ipswich Central Library; Sunshine Coast Council may approve proposed designs for a new green-star, district level library; Townsville CityLibraries is trialling food libraries at its branches and the city's council has advised the community to disregard scam phone calls about overdue library fines.
Blackwood Public Library has received a grant via the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program; the City of Onkaparinga and Neporendi Aboriginal Forum Inc won the 2020 Jim Crawford Award for Innovation in Libraries; commendation awards were also presented to: Yorke Peninsula Council for the Minlaton School Community Library (Library Story Time); City of Port Adelaide Enfield Libraries (eStorytime App); Light Regional Council Library Service (Once Upon a Story Trail); Tatiara District Council for the Bordertown Library; and City of Tea Tree Gully Library has embarked on a project called 26 Stories to tell the real story of the value their community members place on their library service.
The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts is showing a selection of intricate botanical prints and rare journals from Banks’ Florilegium – an enduring record of human survival, courage, curiosity, obsession and creativity. The exhibition will be on show from 25 March to 31 July. Launceston Library held the Friends of the Library annual book sale.
The State Library Victoria (SLV) and PLV are developing a Libraries for Health and Wellbeing Strategic Framework (LHWSF). The LHWSF both describes and shapes the contribution of Victorian public libraries in driving positive community health and wellbeing outcomes. It includes key strategic concepts, an impact assessment approach, and an action roadmap, developed in consultation with library CEOs and managers, public library staff, and library users. As visitation rates to libraries across the state are on the up, PLV is working with its LibMark Special Interest Group to roll out a state-wide campaign to encourage more people to visit public libraries.
City of Greater Geelong is seeking suggestions for the design of a new library and community hub; Maria Andriotis celebrated 50 years of working across Mildura Rural City Council libraries, the new Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub has opened; and Swan Hill Regional Library is trialing a new online journal database.
The online services provided by City of Wanneroo Libraries has proved very popular.
WA’s public library services are delivered by local governments, in partnership with the State Library. To help guide the development of a new shared public libraries strategy, the Public Library Working Group is encouraging participation in sessions designed to inspire 'blue sky thinking' through showcasing innovative programs and services. The working group would love to have its library colleagues join in for any or all of the following showcase events, available both in person or online.
Libraries supporting communities
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Belmont Public Library
9:00am to 11:30am
Library led learning
Monday 17 May 2021
Western Australian Local Government Association
9:00am to 11:30am