- January School Holidays: Game on!
It’s GAME ON at the Library during January. Supercharge your summer by making your own board games, getting hands-on and messy with a maker space, or compete with your friends in a Rocket League competition.
Bookings are essential! Contact your library to find out more.
Bell (bookings essential)
Tuesday 9 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9)
Wednesday 10 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games (all ages, no need to book)
Friday 12 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (10+)
Tuesday 16 January 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9)
Wednesday 17 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games (all ages, no need to book)
Friday 19th January 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (10+)
Chinchilla (bookings essential)
Monday 8 January, 10.00am–5.30pm: Game Day (all ages, no need to book)
Wednesday 12 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)
Thursday 13 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)
Monday 15 January, 10.00am–5.30pm: Game Day (all ages, no need to book)
Wednesday 17 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)
Thursday 18 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)
Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!
- Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday, 10.15am
Dalby (bookings essential)
Thursday 11 January, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Maker Space (5+)
Wednesday 17 January, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Robot Wars! Battle it out with Battle Bots (7+)
Thursday 18 January 3.30pm–4.30pm: Game on: Rocket League Competition (8+)
Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!
- Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am
Jandowae (bookings essential)
Wednesday 10 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Paddle-Pop Catapults (7+)
Wednesday 17 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Tower Tycoons: Build the Best Tower! (7+)
Miles (bookings essential)
Thursday 4 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Create a Kooky Name Skeleton (7+)
Tuesday 9 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Dive into a Virtual World with HTC Vive (6+)
Thursday 18 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Wacky Races: Build it, Race it, Repeat! (7+)
Tara (No bookings required)
Monday 8 January, 10.30am–12.00pm: Game On: Make your own Board Games (6+)
Wednesday 10 January, 10.30am–12.00pm: Game On: Make your own Board Games (6+)
Meandarra and Wandoan (no need to book)
A Game On craft table will be available throughout the January holidays. Call in any time.
- Santa’s Mailbox
He’s making a list and checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice;
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Santa Claus has once again asked the lovely librarians at Western Downs Libraries to watch over his mailbox.
Children aged 7 years and under can receive a personalised letter from Santa if they write to him before Friday 15 December.
Letters must include child’s full name and address.
Mailboxes can be found in Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Tara and Wandoan libraries.
Please address all letters to
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Admission: Adults $13.00 | Student/Pensioner $9.00 | Child (3–12 years) $7.00
From 14th December 2017
Star Wars The Last Jedi (M)
Daddy’s Home 2 (PG)
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (CTC) – Thursday 14th 12.01am.
From 21 December 2017
From 26 December 2017
From 28 December 2017
From 4 January 2018
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (CTC)
From 11 January 2018
Paddington 2 (CTC)
From 18 January 2018
The Greatest Showman (CTC)
From 18 January 2018
Pitch Perfect 3 (M)
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- #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.
- 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.
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.