It's nearly here, only a week to go! Western Downs Libraries' big event of the year is just around the corner, so we thought we would give you a special eNewsletter with a few teasers of what you can expect at our Dalby Fun Palaces event on Saturday 22 October. If you haven't already clicked 'going' on the Facebook event, do it now to stay up to date with what's going on! 

The Librarian

Dalby's Fun Palaces Extravaganza!

Dalby's Fun Palaces Extravaganza!

Climb inside the walls and see what's happening at Dalby's Fun Palaces event...Click here to get a sneak preview of everything on offer.

This free event has something for the whole family, for all ages and interests. With:

• Cool gadgets

• Advanced technology

• Beautiful art

• Delicious food

• A great atmosphere

There's nowhere better to be next weekend!



Luke and Cody

The boys from House Rules are coming to the event to show off their incredible apprenticeship skills. Having an electrician and a diesel mechanic on hand, you can bet there will be some exciting science activities on the day! Why not grab a sneaky selfie with the boys while you're at it. 


The HTC ViveĀ®

By far, the coolest thing to make its way to Libraries in 2016... the HTC ViveĀ®. This virtual reality experience was a HUGE hit at our Chinchilla Fun Palace on Saturday 8 October, and we're bringing it to Dalby too. Put on the headset, grab the controllers and create a world all of your own.

Watch this amazing YouTube video of the game Tilt Brush in action. Kids and parents alike are going to be fighting over this one!


Dedicated Under 5s Zone

We've made sure there is something at our Dalby Fun Palace for everyone, that includes the little ones! Take a look at our fantastic Under 5s zone where children can get loud and messy with slime, bubbles, play dough, dress ups and so much more! This is a wonderful First Five Forever initiative, supported and run by the Dalby Early Years Network.

Musical Storytime

Musical Storytime

We recently launched a fantastic new Storytime program at Dalby Library. Musical Storytime is a great opportunity for young ones to get up, get moving, as well as develop their skills in fine motor control, vocabulary, language, and early numeracy knowledge.

Come along on the day for a free session. Read more...


Heaps of Prizes and Freebies

Come along, fill out an Activity Bingo card, and go in the draw to win a $50 voucher to any store you choose! As well as free entry and free access to all of the activities, you will also receive a free balloon on the day and a free booklet with information about all of the cool activities, so you can replicate them at home. Who doesn't love a good freebie? 

Pictured: Kaye Maguire drawing the winner at our Chinchilla Fun Palace.


By the Community, For the Community

Special thanks to all of our magnificent volunteers, as well as  the following community groups for setting aside their Saturday to help us pull off this event:

• Dalby State School

• Dalby South State School

• Beck Street Kindergarten

• Our Lady of the Southern Cross College 

• Conversations in English

• Dalby PCYC

• Gallery 107 

• The Dalby Early Years Network

...To name a few! We can't be any more excited about this amazing day, and we hope to see you there! 

Everyone a Scientist, Everyone an Artist!


More stories from your branch:

• Bell Library

• Chinchilla Library

• Dalby Library

• Jandowae Library

• Meandarra Library

• Miles Library

• Moonie Library

• Tara Library

• Wandoan Library


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