Local Government Award Winner

The QPLA Local Government Award provides an annual recognition of a Queensland Council that has demonstrated outstanding community service through delivery of a program or service.

This year we are delighted to announce that Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries (MBRCL) received this Award for their PUPS project – a Pop Up Play Space.  Thanks to a Strategic Project Grant from SLQ, MBRCL were able to consult the community and library staff, and design and fabricate a mobile play space which will tour their ten regional libraries.

The PUPS promotes the value of play-based learning in early childhood literacy, and the important role libraries have in facilitating play. The PUPS hosts an abundance of visually rich open-ended resources to help support children’s physical, emotional, social and emotional development.  A resource has also been developed which showcases a variety of play styles which stimulate different senses and builds children’s skills and abilities.

Information about all nominations and an overview of their proposals can be found here.