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The amnesty will run for the entire
month of July for anyone wanting to
return overdue materials they have
borrowed from the Ipswich Library and
"This amnesty will provide a chance
for library patrons to return overdue
library books, DVDs and CDs without
questions," Cr David Pahlke from
Ipswich City Council said.
"Since the last amnesty an increasing
number of items are remaining long
overdue and not being returned,
resulting in considerable frustration for
other library borrowers.
"Through the upcoming amnesty
this year we are hoping to receive back
some library resources which people
have not returned to the city's libraries.
"We would like Ipswich residents to
take a look around their homes for any
library books and materials they may
have overlooked and take advantage of
the July amnesty to return them to us.
"Sometimes people inadvertently
forget to return something then nd it
down the track and are uncomfortable
about returning it.
"By returning these materials to their
rightful home you will be giving other
library patrons the chance to then
borrow these items as well as ensuring
that council does not have to purchase
replacements for lost items.
"This leaves us with more funds to
respond to new resources and books."
He said patrons would be able to
return all outstanding items without
incurring overdue nes during July only.
Cr Pahlke said the last amnesty period
was quite successful with a signi cant
number of long overdue materials
"We hope to see similar support for
this year's amnesty."
Above: Rachelle Boyle from Ipswich Library
discovers a forgotten library book ahead of the
Ipswich residents will have the opportunity to
return their overdue library books in July as part of a
Time running out
for Poetry entries
The deadline is fast approaching for
budding budding poets to enter the
2010 Ipswich Poetry Feast competition
Entries for the competition close at
5pm on July 30.
"We are hoping for a strong showing
from poetry enthusiasts from Ipswich,
Australia and overseas," said Ipswich
Councillor David Pahlke.
Cr Pahlke said more than $5000 in
prize money was on o er for winners o
the di erent age categories.
"Also, a mentorship worth $1050 and
featuring 15 hours of tuition with a
Brisbane-based poet will be awarded to
one successful Queensland entrant.
"This year's mentorship poet is
Champion Bush Poet, Noel Stallard.
Cr Pahlke said during the past seven
years, the event had gone from strengt
to strength and had uncovered some
wonderfully talented poets, both locall
and throughout Australia.
The contest was designed to
encourage and reward excellence in
poetry writing and council hopes to
showcase a wide range of works from
"This competition o ers young and
aspiring poets an opportunity to gain
experience and skills in the art of poetr
writing, showcase their work and have
their work published," Cr Pahlke said.
The Feast was established to celebrate
the connection between Ipswich and
literary legend Henry Lawson.
For more information visit www.
Below: Four-time winner Boyd Tarlinton from
160 Brisbane St, Ipswich
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1. Magical moments
Dress up as a witch, wizard or
your favourite spooky character
and join in the magical fun at
The Workshops Rail Museum
at North Ipswich. The Wizards
and Witches Express returns this
school holidays For details,:www.
2. Art Gallery Workshops
A fun program of workshops
is on o er at the Ipswich Art
Gallery. Create your own optical
spinning wheel, a kite or a
colourful kaleidoscope. Bookings
are required for some activities.
For more information, visit www.
3. Library activities
There's plenty to do at Ipswich
City Council libraries, over the
school holidays: make puppets,
origami characters, movie
sessions and much more. For
details, visit your local library or
4. Animal friends
Visit furry and feathered friends
galore at the Ipswich Nature
Centre in Queens Park.. This
fantastic facility is a great school
holiday destination for the whole
family. Entry is free but a gold
coin donation is appreciated.
5. Fun at PCYC
Ipswich PCYC has numerous
activities planned as part of its
June/July vacation care program
for primary schoolers aged. For
further information or to enrol
your child, phone 3281 2547.
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