Seisia IKC opened on this day, 2nd September, in 2005, a time when IKCs across the state began embracing innovative technology-based literacy programs.
Programs included Have you Heard, a listening station for audiobooks that could accommodate multiple users at one time, and I Can Sing, I Can Read, a program harnessing the fun and popularity of karaoke.
Establishing the IKC while technology-based programs were flourishing had a lasting impact. Today, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council positions the IKC as a technology hub for the region. This evolution was no accident and is thanks to the passion of successive IKC staff advocating for the digital needs of Seisia residents.
A great example of a successful technology-based program developed locally is a youth-focused music program based on GarageBand software. The program launched in 2014 and was so successful participants formed the band SK Boiiz and have performed at national festivals.
The Seisia IKC is one of five IKCs operated by the NPARC in partnership with the State Library of Queensland. The IKCs are located at Bamaga, Injinoo, New Mapoon and Umagico.