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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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Apr, 2017

How do you choose a book?

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Why do some books fly off the shelves while others sit and gather dust? It’s all about the cover. The book cover plays a prominent role in our decision to borrow a book.   A cover or jacket’s ability to catch our eye and draw us in can often make or break a book’s success.  We use book covers to determine the worth of a book, the kind of story that might be told within, and whether or not we should take it seriously and borrow the book from the […]

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Jan, 2017

Author review – Paula Hawkins

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Paula Hawkins was born in 1972 and raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Around 2009, Hawkins began to write romantic comedy fiction under the name Amy Silver, writing four novels including Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista. She did not achieve any commercial breakthrough until she challenged herself to write a darker, more serious story. Her best-selling novel The Girl on the Train (2015), was a complex thriller, with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. The novel took her six months, writing full-time, to complete, at a time when she was in a […]

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Dec, 2016

Copyright for Crafters

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Crafters are a creative lot, and we love to share ideas, patterns, and techniques. But before you photocopy that quilting book for a friend, make sure you’ve considered your Copyright obligations! Because Copyright isn’t just for books… Copyright also applies to original handmade craft works and the designs and patterns used to create them. Copyright is automatic and applies from the time a work is created. Often, there’s an implied licence to make up a craft item when you purchase a pattern, but you may need to get permission from the Copyright owner before […]

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Oct, 2016

The Treehouse that Keeps Getting BIGGER

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Have you ever wanted your very own tree house to share with your best friend? Andy Griffiths, along with Terry Denton, has created a set of books based on the happenings in an ever-expanding tree house, where anything and everything imaginable is possible. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are the main characters living in the tree house and their antics will keep you laughing out loud for hours! The set comprises six books (so far), with the latest edition being published in August 2016. All the books are available at Western […]

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Sep, 2016

Building World Knowledge and Vocabulary

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Reading a book with your child doesn’t have to mean starting at the start and reading through to the back page in one go. Children’s picture books (e.g. Grandpa and Thomas, by Pamela Allen) are a great way to build your child’s knowledge of how a book works and how the story goes. Examine the cover. Where does the story take place? What do you see on the cover? Who is at the beach? What can you do at the beach? Where’s the name of the book? Who wrote this book? […]

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Aug, 2016

Work With Us or Volunteer

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  Current Vacancies   Check for current Library vacancies through Western Downs Regional Council’s website.   Volunteer with the Library Volunteering at Western Downs Libraries is a life-enriching, rewarding experience. Volunteers work side-by-side with Council employees to strengthen customer service and programs, and enhance the Library’s relationship with the local community. There are many opportunities to suit different interests and skills; we need and appreciate help with all manner of Library tasks.   Who can Volunteer? Western Downs Libraries has opportunities available for adults and teens (ages 13 and up) […]

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May, 2016

Give us your recommendations

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Now you can share or recommend your favourite titles straight from our catalogue. It’s hard to find a new author or title and to have recommendations from someone you know is a great help. Now you can share your favourite titles via social media or email (whether it’s a book, dvd, audio, anything). Go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to share and click on the icon for how you’d like to […]

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May, 2016

Become a book critic

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Got something to say about the last title you borrowed from the Library? Let everyone know by adding a review to our catalogue – good or bad (no profanities, personal slurs or disrespect please). It’s easy. Just go to our catalogue, sign in using your Library Barcode and PIN number *this is the important bit to remember*. Search for the title you’d like to review and click on Add your review. We’ll publish your review as soon as we possibly can.   So get online and get reviewing. Your opinion counts and […]

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