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Media Releases

For all media enquiries please contact our Communications team: email communications.libraries@education.tas.gov.au

26 October 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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