QPLA Board on Tour – Marsden Library – Feb 24

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct

A chance stop at the Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct between library branches highlighted the potential of merging cultural venues and museums with oral histories. The Butter Factory has a series of framed animated portraits that replicate people, past and present, who provide an insight into their connection with the factory. The Living Museum of Logan is worth a stop to appreciate the work of our GLAM colleagues.

Marsden Library

The Marsden libray has a beautiful outlook onto Scrubby Creek with relaxing spaces taking advantage of the natural setting and large windows. The branch is known for its sensory space that stimulates and inspires children to explore and learn with adjustable lighting, a touch responsive projection, calming bubble lamps, liquid floor tiles and more. There is also a bookable sensory room available for people of all ages and abilities with adjustable lighting a key feature. There is music room tucked away for community use, kitted out with an electric drum kit, piano keyboard and your choice of four guitars with amps. You can also bring your own to practice with family and friends. As with all the branches visited, the staff did a fabulous job of making everyone feel welcome in the space.

Teresa Kohne, SE Qld Regional Rep

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