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Sep, 2018

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids is held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy and Prep classes. All storytime sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. So, if you’ve got a little one under 5, bring them along to the next session: October – Thursday 18th – 12.15pm November – Thursday 15th – 12.15pm December – Thursday 13th – 12.15pm If you have any questions or feedback on the changes, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. Want to find a Storytime session […]

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Sep, 2018

Justice of the Peace services in Bell

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Got some paperwork you need signed and witnessed? A Justice of the Peace (J.P.) will be at the Bell Community Centre on the third Friday of the month. When: 21 September 2018, 9.00am – 12.00pm Where: Bell Bunya Community Centre, 71 Maxwell Street Bell 4408 In a hurry? Contact the Bell Community Centre for other options. If you are a JP yourself, and might be interested in volunteering some time, please come down and introduce yourself!

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Aug, 2018

Scribble – how climbing trees impacts writing

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Like anything, learning to control a pencil – and eventually, write – is a developmental process. You may notice that your toddler or preschooler is holding their pencil in strange ways, but DON’T WORRY! It is usually completely normal development (but always see a health care professional, such as an occupational therapist,  if you are concerned). Holding their pencil in a fist, across their palm or in a 5-finger grasp is a perfectly mature grasp for children under school age. Each stage of pencil grasp is dependent on how steady the shoulder […]

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Aug, 2018

Birding with Bernice at Bell

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The Bell Birdwatching Group will be meeting on 21 September 2018, 8.00am at the Bell Bunya Community Centre. If you’re interested in seeing more of the Western Downs, while learning about our native birds, contact Bernice about joining the group in 2018. Birding beginners welcome! Contact: Bernice (0427) 631 080, or Ruth bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.

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Aug, 2018

Photo Preservation

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Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve? Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives. You can digitise: Printed photographs (up to A4 size) Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch) Photo slides (35mm) Documents (up to A4 size) Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out. Fact sheet Colour negatives and slides Black and White negatives […]

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Jul, 2018

Storytime is for Everyone

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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) Yoga Storytime (all ages)   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 […]

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Jun, 2018

Story Box Library

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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, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, […]

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Mar, 2018

Sunday Bookclub in Bell

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Do you love discussing the books you read? Are your potplants wilting under the pressure of all your reading rants? You need the Sunday Bookclub! The Sunday Bookclub meets on the last Sunday of the month in the morning for coffee and discussion, at Pips n Cherries café in Bell. If you love reading and talking about books, you are welcome to join this friendly bunch. Contact: Alexis at jracgreen@nullgmail.com Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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Jun, 2017

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! If you’re having trouble accessing the app, or finding it difficult to […]

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