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First 5 Forever resources

A range of materials are available for you to use to promote First 5 Forever in your library.  All First 5 Forever devices, graphics and templates are freely accessible to create your own promotional materials and resources for your First 5 Forever activities.

Guidelines for use

As part of the Service Level Agreement the following elements must be included in all your materials as appropriate:

  • First 5 Forever device
  • Funding acknowledgement (written (see below) or logo or both)
  • The First 5 Forever website URL (first5forever.org.au)

Correct applications of the above elements can all be found in the Dropbox. The written funding acknowledgement is: An initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland.

How do I meet my First 5 Forever branding requirements?

Depending on the type of promotional item you are producing, different acknowledgment options are appropriate. Examples are provided below:

  • Signage in library: device, logo acknowledgment, URL
  • Signage at promotional events: device, logo acknowledgment, URL
  • Websites: device, written acknowledgment, link to First 5 Forever website
  • Media releases: written acknowledgment, URL
  • Speeches: written acknowledgment
  • Promotional videos: device, logo acknowledgment, URL
  • Television, radio and newspaper advertisements: device, logo acknowledgment
  • Newsletters: written acknowledgment, URL
  • Print and electronic promotional materials such as brochures, posters, programs and invitations: device, logo and written acknowledgment, URL,
  • Merchandise items: device, URL (if format allows)
  • Social media post: URL, hashtag (#first5forever) (if the post is directing to a local event or activity, your local website URL can be used instead)

Accessing the resources

These resources are available using the First 5 Forever Dropbox. Dropbox is an online content storage tool that allows documents and files to be shared. You don’t need to have a Dropbox account to use this service. It is as easy as clicking on the links below and downloading the files you need to your local drive from the Dropbox website. Files are organised in five folders:

  • Guidelines, newsletters and procedures Guidelines to be used in combination with your council's signed letter of agreement, and procedures to support public library staff to deliver strategies that suit local communities. You will also find First 5 Forever monthly newsletters.
  • Branding, marketing, media, signage and merchandise First 5 Forever branding including stars and frogs, media releases, videos, images, in addition to print files for posters, bags, shirts, handouts, posters, signs and flyers. Please refer to the style guide for guidelines on using First 5 Forever brand elements..
  • Webinars, workshops, presentations and learning resources First 5 Forever webinar recordings for downloading, and all resources used in First 5 Forever webinars workshops and forums including plans, tip sheets, suggested links and presentations.
  • Public library contacts Updated regularly so that you can contact colleagues delivering First 5 Forever in Queensland.
  • Reporting templates Templates are made available each year for councils to download, complete with data, and submit to State Library at the end of each year.

For any questions or if you need assistance in using the First 5 Forever Dropbox files please contact the First 5 Forever team on first5forever@slq.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3840 7807.

Last updated
26th September 2019