- Storytime is for Everyone
Read, talk, play… Storytime is for everyone at Western Downs Libraries!
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 your child’s development and early literacy skills in ways that best suit them.
Meet some new friends, connect with your community and support your child’s early literacy development, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We can also bring Storytime to you! Please contact your local branch if you are interested in having us visit your Daycare Centre, Playgroup, Kindy or School.
These programs have been made possible by the funding and support of State Library of Queensland’s First Five Forever initiative.Continue reading →
- Cozy up to a good book this winter
These grey, cloudy days are perfect for snuggling under a blanket with a hot bevvy and a good book.
Or a magazine.
Or a movie!
Pop into your local Western Downs Libraries branch this weekend to pick up a new reading stash, or download one of our apps BorrowBox, RBdigital, and Freegal to get all the hottest eBooks, audiobooks, and music tracks.
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- Do you need a costume for Book Week?
Book Week began in 1946 when the Children’s Book Council of Australia wanted to celebrate children’s literature. However, this idea has expanded and many schools celebrate by having students dress-up as their favourite book character during Book Week, which is held in August.
Are you lacking inspiration? Don’t know what to make? We have all the answers on our shelves. Lots of children’s books that will provide you with ideas, plus books on how to make costumes. Why not try your hand at making a Charlie and Lola Costume or a Very Hungry Caterpillar costume?
Borrow your child’s favourite book and go searching in your local second hand shop for bits and pieces.
Alternatively, look at books such as Party! : the Ultimate Kids’ Birthday Party Book or The Complete Book of Dressing Up by Juliet Moxley, or Easy-to-make costumes by Kathryn Harrison and Valerie Kohn and try your hand at making a costume with your child.
Have fun this Book Week.
- MyALL 107 – The Centre of Everything
MyALL 107 Dalby is where you need to be. There’s something for everyone!
Admission: Adults $13.00 | Student/Pensioner $9.00 | Child (3–12 years) $7.00
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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG)
Tag (M Crude sexual humour, course language and drug use)
From week commencing 19 July 2018
Mama Mia: Here we go again (CTC)
Sicaro: Day of the Soldado (MA15+)
From week commencing 26 July 2018
Ant-man and the Wasp (CTC)
From Week commencing 2 August 2018
Adrift (M – mature themes and coarse language )
From week commencing 9 August 2018
Skyscraper (M – action violence and coarse language)
CURRENTLY FEATURING – Dalby South State School ‘We’ve got Class’
Commencing, 6th June 2018 6pm
Featuring artwork from nearly 700 students from Dalby South, from prep all the way through to year 6.
A variety of artists showcasing a unique diverse exhibition of works.
Exhibition closes 15 July 2018
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- “The Best Book I’ve ever Read!”
In the library we hear a lot about what our members are reading. Sometimes they love them, sometimes they hate them but to have a borrower say, “This is the best book I have ever read,” is probably worth noting. This was the feedback provided by one library member when returning Above the Fold by Peter Yeldham.
An Australian historical fiction, written with meticulous detail, following the lives of a number of Australians during the tumultuous period of the second World War.
If you love Australiana and historical fiction, reserve your copy of Above the Fold by Peter Yeldham. We also have an entire collection (both in fiction and non-fiction) devoted to Australiana. In a Library Catalogue Advanced Search drop down Collection and choose Australiana or Non-Fiction Australia to try out heaps of great Australiana titles.
If you know of another title that you’d love to recommend did you know you can post a review directly to the library catalogue, see our friendly staff to find out how.Continue reading →
- Be Connected during Seniors Month
There’s never been a better time to get online.
August is Seniors Month in the Western Downs. Our Libraries are celebrating our seniors by providing digital technology lessons across the regions. Choose from the following great sessions:
- Getting started online
- Advanced online skills
- Connecting with others
Places are limited. Contact 1300 COUNCIL or email email@example.com to reserve your place today!
Getting Started Online: Friday 3 August, 10am – 3pm.
Getting Started Online: Wednesday 15 August, 10am – 3pm.
Getting Started Online: Part 1, Monday 27 August, 10am – 12pm. Part 2, Monday 3 September, 1pm – 3pm.
Advanced Online Skills: Thursday 23 August, 10am – 3pm.
Connecting with Others: Friday 24 August, 10am – 3pm.
Advanced Online Skills: Monday 6 August, 10am – 3pm.
Connecting with Others: Tuesday 7 August, 10am – 3pm.
Getting Started Online: Wednesday 8 August, 10am – 3pm.
Getting Started Online: Monday 13 August, 10am – 3pm.
Advanced Online Skills: Tuesday 14 August, 10am – 3pm.
You can also visit the Be Connected website to view a range of go-at-your-own-pace video tutorials.
- Western Downs Libraries are Going Paperless!
That’s right – Western Downs Libraries are taking steps to be more environmentally sustainable and Earth conscious by reducing our paper-based communication. From 31 July, communication from your library will no longer be sent by mail. Instead, you will receive reminders in real-time via email – how great is that?
To make sure your correct email address is listed, log on to westerndowns.spydus.com and do the following:
- Login using your Borrower ID and Password
- From here, your My Account information will be displayed
- To check if your contact information is correct, read through the My Details section by clicking on the arrow on the left side of the screen.
- To update your email address click on the dropdown arrow under Summary on the main page and choose Personal Details
- Scroll down to Contact Details and change your email address.
- Click Update when you’re finished.
If you are visiting from a desktop, follow these steps:
- Login using your Borrower ID and Password
- On the right side of the page, under My Library, click on My Account
- To check if your contact information is correct, read through the My Details section on the left side of the screen.
- To update your email address, click on Personal Details at the top of the screen and scroll down to Contact Details.
- Click Update when you’re finished.
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Join Western Downs Libraries’ #STEAMSquad!
#STEAMSquad runs every week during term-time, this program is FREE and suitable for children ages 7+.
#STEAMSquad explores science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through hands-on, FUN activities!
Find your passion, have some fun, make new friends, and learn something along the way!
- Dalby Bookclub is the place to be
Dalby Bookclub is very popular and happens on the last Wednesday of every month. This month’s book is The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis. It is a true story about thirteen women, one diamond necklace and a fabulous idea.
Join us on Wednesday 25 July 2018 for a lively chat about this wonderful book. If you cannot make it
Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month 10.30–11.30am.
Bookings preferred. Contact Dalby Library on (07) 4679 4474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Booking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.Continue reading →
- Dalby Library is open
We love Dalby Library and want the best facilities possible for our patrons, however, this sometimes means that maintenance needs to be completed. As you maybe aware our car park is currently being resurfaced, however, the library is open and operating as normal. Access to the car park is through the Orpen Street entrance.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing and we look forward to opening our revamped car park soon.Continue reading →