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Mar, 2020

Extended Loan Periods

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For a limited time, your local branch is offering extended loan periods and limits. Enjoy a NEW loan limit of 40 items per card and an increased loan time of 56 days. If you’re looking for a sign, here’s the perfect excuse to get stuck into a new series or binge-watch your favourite TV and movies. Discover all ten books of Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s Treehouse series! Borrow entire seasons of Grey’s Anatomy! Listen to Stig Wemyss narrate Trent Dalton’s bestseller Boy Swallows Universe… 79 times! Think of the possibilities! […]

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Mar, 2020

The benefits of listening to audiobooks are extensive…

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Available online for free through BorrowBox or RB Digital Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining and they’re perfect for the time rich and the time poor.  Audiobooks can also change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers and those for whom English is a second language.  There are plenty of benefits to regularly listening to audiobooks, including:    Increasing reading accuracy by 52% Increasing reading speed, expanding vocabulary and improving fluency Teaching pronunciation Improving comprehension by 76%; and Increasing test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning. […]

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Mar, 2020

Encyclopedia Britannica free and online

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A one-stop, concise, authoritative, user-friendly source of reference materials is now at your personal disposal – all you need is your Western Downs Libraries membership card. Watch the video to get started.

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Mar, 2020

Your Words Out West Reading List!

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We’ve just wrapped up our very first Words Out West Readers & Writers Fest, and we had so much fun hearing from some of our favourite authors! If you’re having Words Out West Withdrawals like us, or you just love a good read, we can’t get enough of these books by our Words Out West authors! We love… The art of growing up by John Marsden Things a killer would know by Paula Doneman White Horses by Rachael Treasure Starting from now by Fleur McDonald Has our luck run out? […]

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Jan, 2020

Birding with Bernice at Bell

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The Bell Birdwatching Group have enjoyable and educational excursions each month, spotting wildlife all around the district. If you’d like to join the group, you can contact Bernice Seton (Life Member of Birds Queensland). The group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month. What a great way to learn more about native species, whilst touring the Western Downs region! Contact: Bernice (0427) 631 080, or Ruth bellbunyacommunitycentre@nullgmail.com.

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Jan, 2020

School Holiday Activities

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Each school holidays Western Downs Libraries offer a range of activities for kids to enjoy at each of our branches. Unfortunately we will be unable to offer activities these school holidays, but our library branches remain open for the community to enjoy. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and to be notified when programming resumes at your Library.

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Oct, 2019

New Hot Speed Reads Collection

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Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.   Our current Hot Speed Reads are… The Institute by Stephen King Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald The Guardians by John Grisham Khaki Town by Judy Nunn The Dark Side by Danielle Steele Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey A Better Man by Louise Penny The Night Fire by Michael Connelly Westwind by Ian Rankin The Giver […]

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Jun, 2018

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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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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Mar, 2017

Ancestry.com at Your Library

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Get free access to Ancestry.com at your local Library branch? 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.

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