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Media Releases

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11 November 2022

Head into the clouds with Skying

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibition, Skying: Cloudscapes in Tasmanian Art, is an installation by local artist Tracey Cockburn which explores the unique and ephemeral qualities of light and clouds in Tasmanian painting.

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4 November 2022

Classic Aussie motels in the spotlight at Launceston Library

Take a nostalgic trip back to a time when families piled into the family car and embarked on long road trips in the sweltering summer heat! ....

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19 October 2022

What a difference: a decade of 26TEN at Libraries Tasmania

It’s 26TEN Week from 24–28 October, and what a difference a decade makes in people’s lives around Tasmania!....

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3 October 2022

What memories are revealed from within the Cabinet of Curiosities?

Who can resist the temptation of opening a mysterious antique cabinet?....

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31 August 2022

Spark your imagination and discover ideas, skills and passions at the library

Are you interested in learning something new? Then Adult Learners Week is the week for you to set off on your learning adventure....

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17 August 2022

Libraries Tasmania is dreaming with eyes open this CBCA Book Week

Libraries around Tasmania are eagerly opening their costume chests, dusting off their favourite books and sharpening their colouring pencils for the 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) Children’s Book Week.

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15 August 2022

If walls could talk: researching the stories and histories of Tasmanian buildings

Know when your house was built? Want to discover more about where an ancestor lived in Tasmania?...

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15 June 2022

Tasmanian adults supported to re-engage with learning through Libraries Tasmania

Tasmanian adults can now get more help to engage or re-engage with learning through Libraries Tasmania’s Lifelong Learning Information Service.

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14 June 2022

Stories and Storytelling in the great outdoors

Do you like reading in the great outdoors? Soon families and community members in Clarence will be able to enjoy stories in the gardens of the Rosny Library.

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14 June 2022

Dive into dark nights and discover Stories After Dark

On the shelves stand thousands of books. In the archives sit thousands of artefacts, images, and priceless documents.

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8 June 2022

Explore your favourite kunanyi trail… in the Tasmanian Archives

Avid walkers, mountain bike riders, and trail runners will love finding their favourite trails hidden throughout the historic map being showcased by Libraries Tasmania this month in the latest instalment of 91 STORIES: Digging deeper.

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24 May 2022

Reading together sparks joy around Tasmania

What will grandparents, kids, aunts and uncles, parents and caregivers be doing next Wednesday? Reading and growing together of course!

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11 May 2022

Newly appointed Tasmanian Library Advisory Board

Libraries Tasmania welcomes the newly appointed members of the Tasmanian Library Advisory Board who met for the first time at 91 Murray Street, Hobart, today.

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10 May 2022

Get Curious and explore the history of Cadbury’s at Claremont with Libraries Tasmania

Marvel at Tasmania’s rich history in chocolate making at our latest display – ‘By Mountain and Sea’: 100 Years of Cadbury’s at Claremont – now on at the State Library of Tasmania and Tasmanian Archives Reading Room, and online.

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4 April 2022

Libraries Tasmania invites you to dig deeper into 91 Stories

Who was Australia’s first female conductor?

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01 March 2022

Follow your curiosity… Become a member!

Libraries Tasmania is kicking off a month long promotion of library membership, encouraging Tasmanians to follow their curiosity and discover what a library membership means for them.

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24 February 2022

Risdon Prison Library receives new books

Libraries Tasmania delivers library services to inmates in the Risdon Prison complex through an onsite prison library in the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison.

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01 February 2022

Show the love – borrow, return, or visit around the state!

Throughout the month of February, Libraries Tasmania is inviting Tasmanians to “show the love” for libraries, inspired by the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) annual Library Lovers’ Day.

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18 January 2022

Tasmania's favourite reads of 2021 revealed

The Libraries Top 10s showcases Libraries Tasmania’s contemporary collection of physical and online resources, enjoyed by thousands of Tasmanians each year, with over 2 million items borrowed in 2021.

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25 November 2021

New Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts exhibition: Vision of a palawa

The Tasmanian community is warmly invited to view the new Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts exhibition: Vision of a palawa by Launceston-based palawa artist, Rodney Gardner.

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16 November 2021

New app puts Libraries Tasmania in your pocket

Libraries Tasmania has launched the new Libraries Tasmania Lending App.

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8 October 2021

"50 Years Young" - Launceston Library celebrates 50 years

Launceston Library celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday, 8 October 2021 and staff are thrilled to present a day of cake, music, plaque unveiling, exhibitions and more to its valued community.

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9 August 2021

Get Curious about Tasmanian Stories

The 91 Stories exhibition has now opened, showcasing some of Tasmania's favourite stories in the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

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2 August 2021

National Family History Month: get curious about your past

During the month of August, Libraries Tasmania is once again celebrating National Family History Month by showcasing resources and activities focused on genealogy, family history and related subjects.

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8 June 2021

Invitation to Stories After Dark event

Libraries Tasmania holds a wealth of cultural stories in its care. Join us to experience Tasmanian stories brought to life!

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24 May 2021

Showcasing a year of Covid-19 memories

Libraries Tasmania has launched an online gallery to showcase Tasmania's experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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20 May 2021

"91 Stories" – Help tell Tasmania's story!

Libraries Tasmania is inviting all Tasmanians to be the curators of an important crowd-sourced exhibition called "91 Stories" – designed to highlight the cultural items within the collections of the State Library of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Archives, and the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts collections.

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18 May 2021

It's storytime...from space!

Libraries across Tasmania are inviting families to join an intergalactic adventure on Wednesday, 19 May at 11:00am – when this year's National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) will be held from space!

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1 February 2021

What were Tasmania’s hottest reads of 2020?

Books are an escape from reality, a haven of knowledge, a window to the world and food for the soul - and that was never more so than in 2020, when books gave Tassmanians comfort and offered an escape from the challenges of the year just gone.

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4 January 2021

Children's summer reading program

Every year, Libraries Tasmania delivers a vibrant, interactive summer reading program to encourage children to continue reading over the school holidays. This year, all 46 Libraries Tasmania sites are excited to be offering a new reading program: the Libraries Tasmania Summer Read Around.

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1 December 2020

Libraries and archives set to celebrate their volunteers

Libraries Tasmania will recognise its more than 650 statewide volunteers with a presentation of its Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards on Thursday, 3 December 2020 – coinciding with the celebration of International Volunteer Day on Saturday, 5 December.

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13 November 2020

Under Your Nose

The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, as part of Libraries Tasmania, is excited to present “Under Your Nose” showcasing curated images of gentlemen from the Libraries Tasmania collections in a celebration of the many and varied ways they wore their moustaches.

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1 July 2020

Change your world at Libraries Tasmania

During 26TEN Week, 26 to 31 October 2020, Libraries Tasmania is celebrating those who change their world by improving their reading, writing or maths skills.

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1 July 2020

The legacy of the Kula bequest

This month, Libraries Tasmania is recognising the strong and valuable legacy the Kula bequest, which has enabled Tasmanians to access a wonderful range of literature beyond American and British publishing circles.

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16 June 2020

Tasmanian Libraries to reopen

Libraries Tasmania will reopen doors for browsing, borrowing and public computer and internet access on Thursday 18 June in response to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

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10 June 2020

Library and Archives' Roadmap to Reopening: more available in Stage Two

Libraries Tasmania will be bringing back more services to the Tasmanian community in Stage Two of the state's Roadmap to Recovery.

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29 May 2020

Click & Collect service proves to be a winner

Libraries Tasmania is successfully rolling out modified physical services through a Click & Collect borrowing model, while continuing to provide a full range of online services to its members.

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18 May 2020

National Volunteers Week 2020

Libraries Tasmania’s volunteers play a vital role in helping us provide rich and varied programs and services in our communities. The generosity, skills and knowledge they share help to make a difference in the lives of many Tasmanians.

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14 May 2020

National Simultaneous Storytime

Libraries Tasmania is very excited to celebrate 20 years of National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) at 11:00 am on Wednesday, 27 May. Every year, libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country simultaneously read a picture book by an Australian author and illustrator.

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5 May 2020

Do you have a Tasmanian COVID-19 stroy to share?

Libraries Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) are partnering on a long-term collecting project to document the Tasmanian community's experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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13 February 2020

Revealed: A vintage Tasmanian Mills & Boon

Local Mills & Boon author, Melanie Milburne, may be a very popular choice at Libraries Tasmania, but real-life Tasmanian love stories are every bit as tantalising.

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26 September 2019

Donation of rare book to Libraries Tasmania

The presentation of the rare book; ‘South Pole: The British Antarctic Exhibition 1910 – 1913’, donated to Libraries Tasmania by Trevor Miller, will be made on Thursday 26 September 2019.

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17 September 2019

Take the time – Australian Reading Hour

Libraries Tasmania has so many ways for you to read this year on Australian Reading Hour on Thursday September 19 2019.

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19 August 2019

Reading is My Secret Power: Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week 2019 runs from 17 to 23 August, and this year Libraries Tasmania is celebrating in many ways.

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14 August 2019

Libraries Tasmania and Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection

Libraries Tasmania has been part of a world-first collaboration to build an Australian digital collection of books alongside other national, state and territory libraries.

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31 July 2019

National Family History Month

During the month of August, Libraries Tasmania is celebrating National Family History Month to showcase resources and activities focused on genealogy, family history and related subjects.

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28 June 2019

Libraries Tasmania continues to remove barriers to reading

As part of Libraries Tasmania’s new approach to removing barriers to reading, the cost for members to belong to its Book Groups service will be completely removed from 1 July 2019.

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26 June 2019

Libraries Tasmania and the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation present Morris Gleitzman in Tasmania.

Libraries Tasmania organised the Morris Gleitzman Writing Competition for Grade 5 and 6 students in the run-up to Morris Gleitzman’s visit to Tasmania on 26 and 27 June 2019.

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23 May 2019

'Smart Locker' is the way to go!

Libraries Tasmania has installed a 'Smart Locker' at Chigwell Child and Family Centre.

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