State Library Schools Program
The State Library offers exciting hands-on learning opportunities for school aged children, teachers, educators and parents. In the Heritage Collections on level 4 we offer the "Queensland at War" workshop sessions in April around the ANZAC Day period and the "From Ship to Shore: shipping and immigration records" workshops in June. These are aimed at upper primary school groups.
Throughout the year we provide overview talks for students on the John Oxley Library and Australian Library of Art collections. The Australian Library of Art includes artists' books, limited edition art books, archival materials, book plates, botanical illustrations, and much more.
Last week students from Nudgee Junior College, Salisbury State School, and Sts Peter and Paul School attended "Queensland at War" sessions in the Fox Family White Gloves Room situated just across from the John Oxley Library Reading Room on level 4.
It was great to see such high levels of interest from the students and teachers who participated as they donned white gloves to hold medals, letters, diaries, photographs and an assortment of other items that document the experience of Queenslanders in times of war.
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