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Aug, 2019

The Jungle Animals are coming to Jandowae

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This September, the Jungle Animals are coming to Storytime at Jandowae! Old Mikamba had a farm and on this farm he had . . . a hippo, a giraffe, and even an elephant! Meet Old Mikamba, who watches over a wide variety of animals on his game farm in the plains of Africa. At the end of the story it gives some interesting facts about each jungle animal. Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora’s striking collage-artwork menagerie is a wonderful introduction to African wildlife. Come along to our Jungle Animals Storytime […]

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Jul, 2019

What’s on Trevor’s bookshelf!

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How did Trevor get so clever? Well he reads books – lots of books. His favourite non-fiction book is The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever by Larry Kay and Chris Perondi and Teach My Dog to do That by Jo-Rosie Haffenden. He also loves the book Lucky Dog Lessons by Brandon McMillan and Dog Training 101 by Kyra Sundance. Trevor also loves picture books and his favourite ones are the Pig the Pug series – yes, he is named after Pig’s best friend. Trevor also loves […]

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Jul, 2019

Drone Coding: Search and Rescue

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National Science Week is coming up and STEM Punks are on their way to Western Downs Libraries. STEM Punks will be holding a series of FREE drone coding workshops at libraries and schools around the region in August. Kids will learn about block based coding and how to program a drone to complete a search and rescue mission! Special guest Dr Serena Lee will also be visiting Dalby Library on Saturday 10 August. Dr Lee is a Physical Oceanographer who uses drones in her research. Dr Lee will be presenting […]

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Jul, 2019

STEAM Storytime at Chinchilla

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Chinchilla is changing up their Storytime sessions, and introducing a Storytime STEAMSquad! Storytime for Toddlers is held every Friday at 9.30am, at the Chinchilla Library. Please note that there wont be any STEAM Storytime for the month of July, but we will restart again in August. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning happens naturally every day as children explore, play and try new things.  When children play, they explore and build skills and theories about the world. Come along and have fun playing with your children – they […]

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Jul, 2019

Yoga Storytime at Dalby

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Yoga Storytime is back again in Term 3! Yoga Storytime sessions incorporate breathing, meditation, yoga poses and story telling in a relaxed but fun environment. It is well known that yoga has benefits for all ages including: building capacity for managing stress and difficult emotions, improving concentration and increasing confidence and positive body image. Details at a glance: Who: Children aged 6-11 When: Each Tuesday from 30 July to 3 September 2019 Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm Click here to book in. To keep up to date with what’s on connect with […]

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Jun, 2019

“Tiddalick” Storytime at Jandowae Library

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The July Storytime kit at Jandowae Library is  Tiddalick, the frog who caused a flood: an adaptation of an Aboriginal Dreamtime legend by Robert Roennfeldt.  Tiddalick was so thirsty that he drank up all the rivers and billabongs in the land. And the other animals had to find a way to get the water back. Tiddalick the frog and his friends teach us the importance of sharing with one another. By learning to share with our friends, we are creating a happy and positive environment for the children to learn and explore in. Aboriginal Dreamtime stories are a learning pathway to increase our […]

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Jun, 2019

Worried about cyber safety? We’ve got your back!

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We don’t like to think about scams, but they’re something everyone should be aware of.  Phone calls, text messages, posts, tweets, websites and even online ads may all be used to scam.  And while scams may take many forms, they are all alike in their aim – to steal or cheat you out of money or information. But don’t worry, a few common sense steps will make you very difficult to scam! If you’re suspicious about anything, double check! Find out if the message really is from that organisation by independently […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime at Dalby

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Why read? For a child to learn to read they must first understand that letters and words on the page have meaning. The main thing to keep in mind when reading with young children is that it has more to do with pointing and talking about the pictures than with sitting still and listening. What do young children like? Books that have interesting illustrations that they can explore on their own. Bright, colourful, attractive pictures are always appealing. Books that rhyme for example, Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and […]

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Jun, 2019

#STEAMSquad

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Term 3 of STEAMSquad is coming up quickly, and will run for 6 weeks from 30 July – 4 September. Registration opens at 9am on Monday 22 July! #STEAMSquad is an after-school program for children aged 7–12, held at Chinchilla and Tara Libraries. Each week children participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths activities in a fun, hands-on environment. Our aim is to give ALL children the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s skills, today. Due to popular demand, this year we will have a Junior #STEAMSquad (7–8) and Senior #STEAMSquad […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Bubs comes to Tara Library

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first five years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences to your little one. Storytime for Bubs is a friendly and relaxed session that encourages your baby’s development and supports you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s […]

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