First 5 Forever

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First 5 Forever is a statewide program providing strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children ages 0-5 years. Visit your local library for fun, free, family-friendly activities and resources to help you make the most of your child’s first 5 years. They are great places to meet other families, play, borrow books or toys, and share stories, songs, and nursery rhymes.

50 Books to Read Before You’re 5 is just a small selection of new and old favourites.

First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

View the First 5 Forever information video.

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First 5 Forever activities

Activities available at our libraries include Baby Rhyme Time, Story Time and Play time. View video examples of First 5 Forever sessions:

Find a session at your local library: