- Museum Volunteers Wanted
Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts?
The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum!
- What’s on in Meandarra?
November 27 – Storytime for Kids. 10.30am at Meandarra Library. Everyone welcome.
December 7 – Meandarra Craft Group. 10.30am at Meandarra Library. Everyone welcome.
December 8 – Santa Fair. 5.30pm at Dillon Park, Meandarra. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library
Our next Storytime for Kids session will be held on Monday 27 November 2017 at 10:30 am.
Our Storytime for Kids sessions are carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills, and feature stories, songs, and fun craft activities based around a monthly theme.
Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3–5, but everyone is welcome.
For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at email@example.com
Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime sessions in our other branches.
- Tech Savvy Seniors
After the incredible success of the Tech Savvy Seniors program in 2016, Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have once again received grant funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra to run the program in 2017.
Our Libraries will be hosting free, fun and interactive training sessions that are a great way for seniors to take the first step in becoming tech savvy. Want to learn more about Cyber Safety? Social Media? Online banking? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Sessions will be held in 8 great locations: Bell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Meandarra, Miles, Tara and Wandoan throughout October and November.
Tech Savvy Seniors provides relaxed, well-paced sessions with plenty of time to ask questions, delve deeper, and socialise with other members of the community. Contact your local branch to book in to a session (or two, or three, or stay for them all!).
Wednesday 4 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Wednesday 4 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)
Thursday 5 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Thursday 5 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Wednesday 11 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday 11 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)
Thursday 12 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Thursday 12 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Friday 13 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Online Shopping (Intermediate)
Friday 13 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Online Banking
Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 19 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Tuesday 24 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
Tuesday 24 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to the Internet
Thursday 26 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 26 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Tuesday 31 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 2 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 2 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)
Wednesday 8 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Wednesday 8 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 9 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones
Thursday 9 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Wednesday 15 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
Wednesday 15 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding Social Media (Intermediate)
Thursday 16 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online
Thursday 16 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Tablets
Wednesday 22 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Tablets
Wednesday 22 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online
Thursday 23 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones
Thursday 23 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Social Media
- The New RBdigital App
It’s official: people of the Western Downs love Audiobooks. Whether it’s farmers listening as they do endless hours of tractor work, people listening as they commute to work or students reading for school (or fun!), we are listening to our books more than ever.
To meet this demand, Western Downs Libraries have made accessing audible content easier than ever, thanks to the new RB Digital app, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.
Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register in the app?
To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser. In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.
How do I log into the new RBdigital app?
If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.
If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.
I am trying to login but keep getting an error message
Have you tried resetting your password?
If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.
If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.
Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app. These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.
The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.
Do we now have to return magazines?
No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types. It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.
Can I manage my account in the app?
No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.
What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?
The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access. When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).
The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.
How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?
The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days. At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app. To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.
Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?
The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone. Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.
- Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!
Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow.
If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs.
But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals.
Do you have a whole stack of family vacation photos that you’ve been meaning to sort through?
Are you a student at high school or university trying to complete a project?
Maybe you’re a small business owner looking to create or update your company website?
Or are you someone simply wanting to get their hands on a new program and learn some new skills?
Whatever you may need, Adobe can help you to create a finished product you can be proud of. With loans spanning either two or four weeks, you will have the perfect opportunity to complete any project or assignment you may have.
Have we caught your attention? Sign up to Adobe Creative Cloud by following these few simple steps, and you will be creating something wonderful before you know it!
Want to learn more about how to use a particular program in the suite? Why not check out Lynda.com and take a look at the thousands of online training videos they have on offer. Signing up is easy, and with your Western Downs library card, you have unlimited access to the entire website.
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- Ancestry.com at Your Library
Did you know Western Downs Libraries has free access to Ancestry.com?
Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today.
Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.
- Attention Homeschool Families
We have so many resources to offer you, and all of it is FREE!
- Wi-Fi, public access computers, scanner
- Printer and photocopier (small charge applies)
- Tables, chairs and booths
- Charging stations
- Air conditioning
- A large collection of beginner reader books
- Non-Fiction covering a range of topics
- Fiction for all levels and tastes – we are happy to help you find something you’ll enjoy
- If there is a particular book or topic that we don’t have in stock, we will gladly try to get it for you (reservation fee may apply)
- Magazines, e-magazines, audio books, e-books and e-audiobooks, DVDs and CDs and online music for download.
- Queensland Museum send us resource kits each semester
- Kits can be reserved and loaned just like books
- Use the kits at home for 2 weeks
- Suitable for a range of ages
- Click here for more information, or to reserve a kit
- Reliable, up-to-date information from magazine articles, magazines and scholarly journals
- Suitable for a range of ages and subjects
- Databases include: Encyclopedia Britannica, Access Science, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, and Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Bibliography and citation guide
- Click here to get started.
- Thousands of online courses and tutorials.
- Full access to the website for Library members.
- Training materials for students, professionals and hobbyists.
- Click here to make your free account.
If there is anything that we can do to help you along this journey, please let us know.
- Lynda.com for Job Hunters!
Are you a recent graduate from secondary or tertiary education? Perhaps you’re a person who is looking to transition into a new role, industry or organisation? It’s a new year, and the perfect time to gain some new skills.
Lynda.com is free for all Queensland public library members, with over 5,000 online courses including business, technology and creative skills. Lynda.com has new courses added every week but many earlier courses remain popular. Some of the most popular include ‘Foundations of programming fundamentals’ (viewed over 8.8 million times), ‘Excel 2013 essential training’ (viewed 7.1 million times), ‘Foundations of photography: exposure’ (viewed 6 million times), ‘Photoshop CS6 essential training’ (viewed over 4.2 million times), ‘Illustrator CS6 essential training’ (viewed 3.1 million times).
To help users get all the skills they need to land their next job, Lynda.com now features learning paths with curated course lists. The number of courses varies based on each profession such as ‘Become a small business owner’ (10 courses); ‘Become a project manager’ (13 courses) and ‘Become a successful job hunter’ (11 courses). Try a learning path or popular Lynda.com course today.
- Storytime is for Everyone
Read, talk, play… Storytime is for everyone at Western Downs Libraries!
Storytime for Bubs (0–12 months)
Storytime for Toddlers (1–3 years)
Storytime for Kids (3–5 years)
Storytime for Hearts and Minds (Yoga and Mindfulness)
All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs and movement, as well as strategic discussions, key messages and learning outcomes. Plus, it’s FUN and FREE!
Research shows us that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years. Through Storytime sessions, now we can better encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills in ways that best suit them.
Meet some new friends, connect with your community and support your child’s early literacy development, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We can also bring Storytime to you! Please contact your local branch if you are interested in having us visit your Daycare Centre, Playgroup, Kindy or School.
These programs have been made possible by the funding and support of State Library of Queensland’s First Five Forever initiative.