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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

Challenge your creativity with Lego

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Love dinosaurs? Love Lego? Then you’ll love this book!  Brick by Brick Dinosaurs is now available for loan at the Jandowae Library. Brick by Brick Dinosaurs will teach you how to build more than 15 amazing prehistoric projects, with clearly illustrated instructions. A little bit of Lego History – The Name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen.  The company has come a long way over the past 80 years – from […]

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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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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

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Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years. Storytime for Toddlers will focus on talking, playing, singing and reading. 11 Jun – @the Gallery – Remembering Marie Makin 18 Jun – @ the Library – Jungle Animals Bookings are essential. P: 4628 5330 E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.

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Jun, 2019

‘Doctor, Doctor’ Storytime in Jandowae

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Doctors and hospitals can be scary, but this month’ Storytime session in Jandowae will aim to help children become more comfortable with them.  Children will be introduced to emergency situations, learn about hygiene, and be encouraged to develop empathy to help others. Books include Dylan the doctor by Guy Parker-Rees and A Day with the Animal Doctors by Sharon Rentta.  Children will love seeing the doctor’s kit which includes bandages, a stethescope, tweezers, x-ray photos and much more! No need to book, just bring the kids down to the Jandowae […]

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Jun, 2019

Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

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Come in and join the fun at our Storytime for Kids! Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home. Our next Storytime is June 19, 2019 Time: 9.30-10.30am Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.

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Jun, 2019

Borrow from the comfort of your own home

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Did you know you can borrow and read our books without even visiting the library? Western Downs Libraries is subscribed a number of eLibrary apps so that all you need to get started is your library card! Simply download the BorrowBox app on any Android or Apple-made device, enter your library ID, and PIN and you’ll have access to a huge range of eBooks and eAudiobooks! If you love magazines and Audio-books sign up online to our RBdigital App and you’ll have access to eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For the children we have […]

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May, 2019

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. If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. 2019 sessions: Tuesday 4 June, 9.00am – Special visit by children’s author Tania Cox Wednesday 19 June, 12.15pm Wednesday 17 July, 12.15pm Wednesday 21 August, 12.15pm Wednesday 18 September, 12.15pm Wednesday 16 October, 12.15pm Wednesday 20 November, 12.15pm Wednesday 11 December, […]

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May, 2019

Have you heard about Kanopy?

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Come in and see us to hear all about the Western Downs Libraries new award-winning video streaming service- Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service showcasing more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favourites and indie and classic films. Popular movies streaming now include A Ghost Story, Swiss Army Man and Life After Beth and Colossal, just to name a few. Looking for some kids entertainment? On Kanopy Kids you’ll find tonnes of great movies, TV shows, educational videos, your ABC kids favourites […]

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May, 2019

We want to understand 0-5 yrs language & literacy

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Parents, practitioners, carers of 0-5 yrs children, help us understand your experiences so we can help you. Please take 3 minutes to complete our survey regarding early language and literacy in our region. Please share this survey if you can. Your opinions and responses will be shared and will inform how we offer our services to you. Survey closes Thursday 16 May 2019. Survey for Practitioners – click here. Survey for Parents and Carers – click here.

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