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Jan, 2019

Bookclub – Where Great Minds Think Alike

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It doesn’t matter if you’re into Shakespeare or Sci-fi, Christian Grey or Dorian Gray you’re certain to find something new to read at one of our popular Bookclubs. Bookclubs meet all over our region and provide a welcoming, chatty and fun escape for those of us looking to get excited teasing out the finer points of our latest read. For some it’s a monthly dose of sanity, for others it’s a chance to expand into genres they would not normally tackle – but everyone agrees it’s the best way to meet new […]

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Jul, 2018

A Book With NO PICTURES?

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A Book with No Pictures? How can that possibly be interesting? Watch the reaction of the kids on this short video and find out. When this charming book, written and read by B.J. Novak began to gain popularity in bookstores, on YouTube and in the homes of average families it became apparent that children have a sophisticated sense of humour when read to in the right context and with a sense of fun permeating the underpinning early literacy lessons. Children love to be read to, often. And the person whose […]

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Feb, 2018

Conversations in English Dalby

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We’re taking a little break from Conversations in English in Dalby. Watch this space, we will return soon. Conversations in English is a free friendship group for people who have English as an additional language. The aim is to help those who would like to make new connections or just practice their English in a relaxed and safe environment. Sessions are designed to be relaxed and fun; there are no tests or exams, just good friends and good conversations! How much:  It’s free! (It’s at the Library, of course) Who: […]

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Mar, 2017

Pop-Up Libraries

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Libraries are popping up where you’d least expect them. First Five Forever is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents to develop confidence with reading and literacy. In support of this initiative, Western Downs Libraries are providing our region with fantastic Pop-Up Libraries! Our Pop-Up Libraries will be kept in big black boxes, located at a number of medical and health service waiting rooms, hairdressers and dentists throughout the Western Downs. Patients and clients will be able to read great quality books with their little […]

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May, 2016

Give us your recommendations

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Now you can share or recommend your favourite titles straight from our catalogue. It’s hard to find a new author or title and to have recommendations from someone you know is a great help. Now you can share your favourite titles via social media or email (whether it’s a book, dvd, audio, anything). Go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to share and click on the icon for how you’d like to […]

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May, 2016

Become a book critic

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Got something to say about the last title you borrowed from the Library? Let everyone know by adding a review to our catalogue – good or bad (no profanities, personal slurs or disrespect please). It’s easy. Just go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to review and click on Add your review. We’ll publish your review as soon as we possibly can.   So get online and get reviewing. Your opinion counts and […]

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May, 2015

Phone out of juice? We’ve got your back

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How many times have you realised all too late that your phone is almost out of charge? Have you ever been waiting for an important email, but your tablet only has 2% battery left? Here at Western Downs Libraries, we’re proud to announce our brand new charge bars. These stations can charge up to eight devices at once, with a range of cables to suit your needs. You’ll find one of these stations at Chinchilla, Dalby, Miles and Tara branches so keep your eyes peeled in the new year.

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