Online library programs for kids

The State Library of Queensland is presenting a program of daily online activities for kids during the coronavirus pandemic.

The online program will be posted on Facebook each weekday at 10am.

It includes activities targeted to kids aged 0-5.

It will also feature Jarjum Stories Live!, a free interactive live-streamed session involving First Nations children’s storybooks guided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and performers.

Jarjum Stories Live! will include a book reading combined with fun creative activities connected to the story, such as dance, painting and performance.

There’s also a new online initiative called the Reading Adventure Club. This initiative is for children up to 12 years old, with a video posted on Facebook every Tuesday.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the State Library of Queensland program was designed to inspire children to engage in talking, reading, singing and learning from the comfort of their own homes.

“Inspiring a love of reading is such an important part of early years development and through the State Library’s online resources we want Queensland kids to imagine great adventures! she said.

State Librarian and CEO Vicki McDonald said reading and storytelling provided the perfect bonding opportunity for children, parents and caregivers.

“In unsettling times, there is nothing more comforting than a good book and enjoying quality family time,” Ms McDonald said.

“These online programs will provide structure and inspiration for parents and their children.”

Discover more about the State Library’s online reading resources HERE