Ma­jor gong for lit­er­acy pro­gram at lo­cal li­braries

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

FOL­LOW­ING the suc­cess of their Lan­guage to Lit­er­acy con­fer­ence in May, West­ern Downs Li­braries re­ceived the an­nual 2018 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Award pre­sented by Queens­land Pub­lic Li­braries As­so­ci­a­tion at a re­cent QPLA event.

More than 40 Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment li­braries are associated with the Queens­land Pub­lic Li­braries As­so­ci­a­tion.

West­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil’s West­ern Downs Li­braries re­ceived the hon­our at a re­cent event.

The prize was awarded to West­ern Downs Li­braries for their sub­mis­sion de­tail­ing the suc­cess of their first Lan­guage to Lit­er­acy con­fer­ence, which fea­tured au­thor Mem Fox.

Coun­cil spokesper­son for Com­mu­nity and Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment, Coun­cil­lor Kaye Maguire, said it was an hon­our to re­ceive the award.

“Our li­braries do such an amaz­ing job of­fer­ing so many fan­tas­tic pro­grams to our com­mu­nity through­out the year, so it was a priv­i­lege to be recog­nised and awarded for our in­au­gu­ral early lit­er­acy con­fer­ence which re­ceived very pos­i­tive feed­back,” Cr Maguire said.

“Not only do West­ern Downs Li­braries run many pub­lic pro­grams, but they also of­fer vi­tal ser­vices to the en­tire com­mu­nity ev­ery day so im­por­tant recog­ni­tion that is given to our li­braries is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.”

West­ern Downs Li­braries co-or­di­na­tor and Queens­land Pub­lic Li­braries As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Lisa Harth was ex­cited her team was recog­nised at state level.

“The Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Award is only given to one li­brary ser­vice per year by the QPLA Board, so it was very ex­cit­ing to see our team recog­nised this year,” she said.

PHOTO: TAN­GI­BLE ME­DIA

PRO­MOT­ING LIT­ER­ACY: Staff of the award-win­ning West­ern Downs Li­braries team (from left) Lisa Harth, Cathy McKen­zie, Shirley Venuto, Janette Quince, Chris Ber­ming­ham, Pamela Lan­gridge and Sheri­dan O'Keefe.

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