HOW IPSWICH IS REWRITING THE BOOK ON LIBRARIES!

GO IPSWICH in Australia! It’s so great to see such world- leading library vision and leadership! Even better that it has been translated into continued infrastructure and innovation investment in public library buildings for the community. Matt and the ICC team are fabulous and surely showing the way!

I propose a study tour as soon as the world opens up again! Are you with me? We can all learn so much from this strategy!

The new Ipswich Central Library which launched only two months ago has already seen thousands of visitors and has loaned tens of thousands of items. https://www.ipswichlibraries.com.au/

The Market Place move followed the launch of a new purpose-built tech zone at Ipswich Central Library earlier this year.

Also designed with a focus on STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths – the area includes a virtual reality room, augmented reality sandbox, collaborative jigsaw and children’s gadget bar. For more information on the STEAM Power Makerspace – just watch this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plGlomqx33w&feature=youtu.be

Ipswich Central Library

The new Ipswich Central Library, in the Nicholas Street Precinct, is Now Open. and the Library provides a wide range of resources, an extensive collection along with advanced digital services and experiences including:

  • Marketplace’s hand-curated selections https://www.ipswichlibraries.com.au/marketplace/
  • Makerspace’s interactive digital experience
  • Ipswich History Room
  • Curated Coffee Table Book selections
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Public PCs
  • Free WiFi
  • Generous booths and seating

There is secure undercover parking available located under the Library, open 7 days a week, 2 After Hours Returns and Pick Ups.

New Children’s Library

Australia’s first public Children’s Library is now open in the Nicholas Street Precinct mid-2021. It boasts a beautiful, purpose-designed and built space for children aged 0 – 12 years to explore, learn and play.

The Library offers:

  • Amazing interactive technology
  • Interactive dinosaur
  • Extensive children’s collection
  • Specialised staff
  • Dedicated children’s programs and events

Congratulations again to Matt and all the ICC teams for creating such an amazing space for the people of Ipswich. @Library_Matt

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P.S. We love that they use the SOLUS app too! [email protected]


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