SLQ celebrates Australia Day at South Bank

Dads from all over Queensland will take to the stage and read our favourite tales at the Australia Day Festival on Saturday 26 January at the Parklands, South Bank.

“State Library of Queensland is very proud to partner with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet on this event that simultaneously celebrates Australia Day and reading,” State Librarian Janette Wright said.

“This is the first time that SLQ has partnered with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet on its Australia Day Festival, which includes live music, a vibrant stage program, creative Australian-themed activities, and fireworks.

“Dads will come together to celebrate the joy and importance of reading to children."

“It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage parents to be their child’s reading role model, and show local families an example of the quality programs that are always available to them for free at SLQ,” Ms Wright said.

As well as storytelling, children can play in a Torres Strait Islands-themed space, including a lighthouse, tinnies and books. Children can create their own watercolour fish, as inspired by the renowned Margaret Lawrie Collection of Torres Strait Islands Materials held at SLQ.

“SLQ is also currently abuzz with our holiday fun program, which is open daily until 25 January,” Ms Wright said.

“Kids can take part in the Top Secret Storytellers Clubhouse on SLQ’s open-air Queensland Terrace, they can stay and play in The Reading Garden, explore the world of fairytales in a family film festival and create their own masks and badges.

Visit slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on for more information about the holiday fun program at State Library or go to australiaday.org.au/qld to find out more about the Australia Day Festival.

Australia Day activities in Queensland are proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

SLQ’s children and families Corner at Australia Day Festival
26 Jan 2013, 10am – 6pm
Griffith Conservatorium Green, the Parklands, South Bank

Holiday fun at SLQ
Daily, 10am–3pm, until 25 Jan 2013
State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank

Media enquiries: 
Amanda Edwards, 3842 9803, amanda.edwards@slq.qld.gov.au

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