Dalby Library

  • Eat well, be well: Karen Land Book Launch

    “As a qualified Naturopath, I’ve worked with many clients whose health conditions are heavily based around their diet. Eat well, be well grew from an overwhelming need to provide my clients with recipes that not only help them lose weight, reduce inflammation and feel well, but also remind them that eating well in this busy life we live, is very achievable.”

    Karen Land is a Dalby local who has, in the last 12 months, undertaken the monumental task of writing, editing and self-publishing her first book. Eat well, be well is packed with simple recipes to have you eating healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. All recipes are gluten free and dairy free (optional), low in processed carbs and higher in healthy fats.

    “With so many weight loss programs and so much misinformation out there, knowing what to eat can become very confusing and often overwhelming. I am very much a realist, and so I say to my clients, ‘It is what you do most of the time that matters’.”

    Dalby Library will be hosting a special evening to celebrate the release of Karen’s first book. Join Karen to discuss the challenges and triumphs behind writing a book, and discover a wealth of simple, healthy recipes while you’re at it!


    When: 6pm Friday 8 December

    Where: Dalby Library

    Cost: Free!


    Click here to book


    Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Eat well, be well will be available for purchase on the night. Entry is free but bookings are essential.


  • Rhymes, stories and language at Dalby

    Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce your child to books and reading. It allows children under 5 to hear rhymes, stories and language, and broaden their creativity and imagination.

    Story Time sessions are held each week starting at 10.30 am. Parents, grandparents, carers and friends are very welcome.

    Why it’s important? Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research is now telling us that when babies and children get what they need – it can have a lasting effect on their future. Sharing stories, rhymes, singing, talking and playing with your child from birth builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime. Dalby Library offers Storytime sessions for all ages!

    Storytime for Toddlers (ages 2 – 3) at 10.30am Tuesday

    Storytime for Hearts and Minds (all ages) at 3.30pm Tuesday* – this program only runs during school terms. 

    These sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff!


    It’s never to early to Read, Talk, Play, Sing!

  • Dalby Bookclub

    Dalby Library’s bookclub is in full swing with it being one of our most popular groups. Each month a different book is chosen to read and the November book is Bad Boy by Peter Robinson. This novel will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. If you would like to join the bookclub just drop into the library to pick up a copy of the book and join us on Wednesday 29 November 2017 for a book chat and a cuppa.

    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 dalby.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au.

    We can’t wait to see you there!


    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

  • MyALL 107 – The Centre of Everything

    MyALL 107 Dalby is where you need to be. There’s something for everyone!


    Dalby Civic Theatre

    Admission: Adults $13.00 | Student/Pensioner $9.00 | Child (3–12 years) $7.00




    From 16th November 2017

    Justice League (M)

    Happy Death Day (M)


    From 23 November 2017

    A Bad Moms 2 (CTC)

    30th November 2017

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Daddy’s Home 2

    From 7th December 2017

    The Son of Bigfoot (PG)

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (CTC)

    From 26 December 2017

    Coco (CTC)

    From 4 January 2018

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (CTC)

    From 11 January 2017

    Paddington 2 (CTC)

    Ferdinand (CTC)

    From 18 January 2017

    The Greatest Showman (CTC)

    Gallery 107 @ Dalby



    Like us on Facebook or contact us on info@nullgallery107dalby.com.au


    Community Radio 4DDD

    Tune in to 89.9 FM for all your local news and information. Volunteers always welcome. Listen online anywhere in the Western Downs via the link on our webpage. Like us on Facebook or contact us at info@nullradio4ddd.com.au

  • #STEAMSquad for kids!

    Need something to do after school? Join Western Downs Libraries’ #STEAMSquad!

    #STEAMSquad explores science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through hands-on, FUN activities!


    We are currently fully booked for 2017, but keep an eye out for more great STEAM fun during term-time in 2018.

    #STEAMSquad runs every week during term-time, this program is FREE and suitable for children ages 7+.


    Find your passion, have some fun, make new friends, and learn something along the way!


    Activities may include: coding, robotics, computer programming, bookclub, board games, science experiments, arts and crafts, virtual and augmented reality, including using our brand new HTC Vive (the latest in virtual reality). Get some friends together and come check it out.


    Want to volunteer to help with #STEAMSquad? The more hands we have, the bigger our squads can be! Contact Dalby or Chinchilla via email, or call 4679 4474 to find out more.


  • Tech Savvy Seniors

    After the incredible success of the Tech Savvy Seniors program in 2016, Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have once again received grant funding from State Library of Queensland and Telstra to run the program in 2017.

    Our Libraries will be hosting free, fun and interactive training sessions that are a great way for seniors to take the first step in becoming tech savvy. Want to learn more about Cyber Safety? Social Media? Online banking? Tech Savvy Seniors is for you! Sessions will be held in 8 great locations: Bell, Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Meandarra, Miles, Tara and Wandoan throughout October and November.

    Tech Savvy Seniors provides relaxed, well-paced sessions with plenty of time to ask questions, delve deeper, and socialise with other members of the community. Contact your local branch to book in to a session (or two, or three, or stay for them all!).




    Wednesday 4 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Wednesday 4 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 5 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Thursday 5 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online



    Wednesday 11 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Wednesday 11 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding the Internet (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)

    Thursday 12 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Friday 13 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Online Shopping (Intermediate)

    Friday 13 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Online Banking



    Tuesday 17 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 17 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 19 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 19 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)



    Tuesday 24 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

    Tuesday 24 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to the Internet

    Thursday 26 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 26 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online



    Tuesday 31 October, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 2 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 2 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Using Email (Intermediate)



    Wednesday 8 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 8 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 9 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 9 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online



    Wednesday 15 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Social Media

    Wednesday 15 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Understanding Social Media (Intermediate)

    Thursday 16 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Sharing Photos and other Attachments Online

    Thursday 16 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Tablets



    Wednesday 22 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Tablets

    Wednesday 22 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Staying Safe Online

    Thursday 23 November, 10.00am–12.00pm: Introduction to Smartphones

    Thursday 23 November, 1.00pm–3.00pm: Introduction to Social Media



  • Road to IELTS

    Our libraries are passionate about supporting our communities with English as an Additional Language, to ensure they have the resources they need to develop English competencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    To help you on your journey, our libraries have added the Road to IELTS program to our eLibrary collection of online resources, which are FREE to use if you are a Western Downs Libraries member.

    Simply select either the Road to IELTS Academic or Road to IELTS General course and type in your library card number to get started. From there, you can either make an account to track your progress or click ‘No Tracking’ to browse the modules independently.

    Not a library member? You can either sign up online, or visit any library branch and our lovely staff can sign you up straight away!


    Want to practice your English in a fun and friendly environment? Why not join one of our four fantastic Conversations in English groups in Dalby, Miles, Tara or Chinchilla. Conversations in English is a free friendship group for those wanting to meet new people and improve their language in a stress-free environment.

    Join Conversations in English on Facebook to stay up to date with everything happening!

  • Storytime for Hearts and Minds

    At Storytime for Hearts and Minds, kids will learn about the importance of breathing (an act we take for granted) in order to maintain a calm heart. With calm happy hearts, children will learn how to focus better, become good listeners, and be more successful in school. Through stories, stretching, singing, meditation, and sometimes even a little bit of dancing, kids will be given the tools to develop and maintain a healthy and peaceful lifestyle.

    Storytime for Hearts and Minds takes place, from 3.30–4.30pm on TUESDAYS, with our amazing instructor Liz Forbes.

    Stories featured in Storytime for Hearts and Minds will focus on emotional well-being with weekly themes such as friendship, manners, thoughtfulness, and kindness, and is suitable for the whole family.

    Mums and Dads why don’t you try it too? It’s a great opportunity to do something fun and stress-free with your children.

    Dalby Library’s Early Literacy program also includes Storytime for Toddlers every Tuesday at 10.30am. Want us to visit your kindy, playgroup or school? Check out our Storytime for Kids outreach program for more details!

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.

  • The New RBdigital App

    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, which launched on Wednesday 28 June. This app will take the place of two of your favourites – Zinio and OneClickDigital.

    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 search or check out items, please visit any of our branches and our friendly library staff will help walk you through it.


    Frequently Asked Questions


    How do I register in the app?

    To use the RBdigital app, you need to register on your library’s RBdigital website using any browser.  In-app registration will be added to the RBdigital app in a future update.


    How do I log into the new RBdigital app?

    If you currently use OneClickdigital and/or Zinio for Libraries you can login using either your OneClickdigital username and password OR Zinio for Libraries email address and password.

    If you have never used OneClickdigital or Zinio for Libraries, please go to RBdigital and register for RBdigital eMagazines or eAudibooks using any online browser.


    I am trying to login but keep getting an error message

    Have you tried resetting your password?

    If not, please click the “forgot password” link, reset your password and try to login again.

    If you still can’t login, please let us know the name of your library authority, your name, email address and library card number so we can look into this for you.


    Can I view ALL of my checked out magazines in the app?
    At launch you will be able to see up to 30 checked out magazines in the app.  These are arranged in issue date order – newest to oldest.

    The ability to see all checked out items will be available in a future update.


    Do we now have to return magazines?

    No, the word “return” is used to be consistent with the rest of the app’s media types.  It’s just a simple way to quickly delete from your checked out titles.


    Can I manage my account in the app?

    No, you will still need to go to the library website via your browser to do this.


    What will happen to the old OneClickdigital app if I don’t update it?

    The old app will function as normal for only eAudiobook/eBook access.  When you “search” for titles, you will be taken to the new look RBdigital eAudiobook/eBook website (which replaces the old OneClickdigital website).

    The app will continue to be available in this way until further notice.


    How long can I continue to use the Zinio for Libraries app?

    The in-app countdown will begin on 10th July and exist for 60 days.  At the end of the 60 days you will no longer be able to checkout and read newly checked out magazines from the app.  To do this, you must download and use the RBdigital app.


    Is the RBdigital app available for all devices?

    The RBdigital app is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire/Fire HD/X but not the Windows phone.  Library members would need to download titles manually through the website onto a Windows phone or stream online via the website.

  • Dalby Storytime for Kids – We’re Making a Change

    Dalby Library are very excited to announce that their Storytime for Kids and Storytime for Bubs sessions has moved to outreach.

    Our talented librarians, Janette and Sheridan, are delivering Storytime at local kindys, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or a parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us!

    Our outreach program is fantastic, but if you need to get your Storytime fix at the Library, we have two great sessions available. Dalby Library’s Early Literacy program also includes Storytime for Toddlers every Tuesday at 10.30am, and Storytime for Hearts and Minds at 3.30pm every Tuesday during term-time.

    Looking for more sessions? Click here for a Storytime session near you.