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Mar, 2020

Story Box Library

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Storytime at Home Free and Online Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way. Story Box Library was created to: Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections develop vital language and literacy skills combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly! Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)! See and hear your favourite stories come to life, […]

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Mar, 2020

The RBdigital App

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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. Now you can browse all of your eAudiobooks and eMagazines in one place! Use the app to flick through magazines or listen to audiobooks for […]

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Mar, 2020

Let Lynda be Your New Favourite Teacher

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As a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have unlimited access to thousands of online video courses on Lynda.com! Not sure what Lynda is? Then you’ve come to the right place! Lynda is home to one of the largest databases of online training videos and courses. On this magical website, you can learn new skills from business to photography, software programs to design and creative skills. If you’re studying in school, Lynda has an entire library dedicated to primary, senior and tertiary educated students. Click here to explore everything Lynda has […]

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Jan, 2018

Accommodation & Transport

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Looking to stay in Dalby for the Western Downs Language to Literacy Conference? Here are some options for your travel and accommodation to help you plan your visit. Accommodation   Drovers Motor Inn Drovers Motor Inn is a 4-star modern luxury country motel offering stylish accommodation nestled in the heart of Dalby. All rooms are Wifi-enabled. The motel is a short walk from local shops, restaurants and recreational facilities, and only a 3-minute walk to the conference location. Please note: Drovers Motor Inn are fully booked for Saturday 19 May, […]

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Jan, 2018

Conference Presenters

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  Kylie Webb Kylie Webb is a Paediatric Speech Pathologist with over 20 years experience working directly with children and their families. She has worked in libraries, health, education and disability settings both throughout Australia and internationally. Kylie has conducted and published clinical research in early childhood educator training and has extensive experience running professional development workshops in language and emergent literacy. Kylie has been working with the State Library of Queensland within the First 5 Forever team for over 3 years providing training for libraries and key early childhood […]

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Jan, 2018

Sponsors

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  Sliver Sponsor   Sound Text Media commenced trading in 1999 as a specialist library supplier for children’s backlist, adult literacy resources and audio resources. Since its commencement, Sound Text Media has continued to specialise but has expanded to become a well-known mainstream library supplier for children’s and young people’s resources (book and non-book), adult non-fiction, literacy resources for children and adults, indigenous resources and DVDs and audiobooks. Sound Text Media is passionate about early literacy and delighted to support the First 5 Forever programme. STM has an extensive range […]

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Aug, 2017

eSafety: Staying Safe Online

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At Western Downs Libraries, we are committed to helping our communities stay safe (and have fun) online. We know that sometimes it can be difficult to know where to find information about online safety, so we have provided you with several useful links. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to chat about your online safety further, please visit your local branch and chat with a librarian, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or call 1300 COUNCIL.   Protecting your computer (staysmartonline.gov.au) An Australian government site that looks at hoaxes, hackers, spyware, […]

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Apr, 2017

Trade Exhibition

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On Saturday 19 May, delegates will have the exciting opportunity to mingle and chat with an array of industry professionals who offer quality services, programs and products that support children’s literacy and language development. The Trade Exhibition will be available for delegates to explore during registration, morning tea and lunch. We encourage you to approach these organisations, have a chat, and discover what resources are available for your industry!   Sound Text Media James Bennett Elizabeth Richards Dalby Speech Pathology EDSCO Goondir Health Services In Safe Hands Nutrition Australia Val […]

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Mar, 2017

Ancestry.com at Your Library

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Get free access to Ancestry.com thanks to the State Library of Queensland. Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com makes it easy. Click here to access the website to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find. Access will require a free State Library of Queensland membership. This is available to all Queensland residents, and you can join online upon clicking the link above. Click here to access a large number of Family History research guides and other eResources, courtesy of […]

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