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First 5 Forever

About First 5 Forever

First 5 Forever is a family literacy program delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) which aims to provide strong early literacy foundations for all Queensland children aged 0-5 years.

First 5 Forever connects families to the information, resources and support they need to build the best foundation for their child’s future language and literacy development.

The Service Level Agreement for First 5 Forever has now been released for 2019-2021 and distributed to councils.

There is a Frequently Asked Questions guide to accompany the new agreement that outlines the changes for this round.

The Guidelines are now available for download to assist in the local delivery of First 5 Forever.

Funding allocation tables are available for all eligible Queensland councils that operate a public library or IKC.  Additional First 5 Forever funding will also be made available to participating councils, through a First 5 Forever project grant. State Library will release details of all grants available for public libraries and IKCs in the week commencing 19 November 2018 via PLConnect.

For more information about specific aspects of First 5 Forever please contact:

Service Level Agreements
Michelle Hughes
07 3842 9049

Branding, marketing and communications
Kate Hannah
07 3840 7824

Resources and Engagement
Michelle Swales
07 3840 7807

Please connect your families to First 5 Forever through:

To connect with the statewide council network delivering First 5 Forever:

First 5 Forever resources

The First 5 Forever initiatives's templates, graphics, video and promotional materials are available for use through the dedicated First 5 Forever Dropbox.


Evaluation reports of the First 5 Forever family literacy program aimed at creating stronger language and literacy environments for Queensland children before they start kindergarten and school.

For more information:

Last updated
8th November 2018