Dalby Library

  • Storytime for Toddlers

    Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.

     

    This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome:

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am

    Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 10.15am

    All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

     

    With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research and development of this early literacy program. Our Storytime for Toddlers sessions are carefully planned and delivered by specially trained staff to encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity for parents and care-givers to embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

    90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of a child’s life, and language and development before age three is the single most important factor in school success. Sharing books, singing nursery rhymes and talking to your child from birth is the best way to support your baby’s communication and pre-literacy development.

    It’s never too early to read, talk, play!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook.

    Did you know we also offer Storytime for Bubs, Kids and Yoga Storytime? Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.

  • Storytime for Bubs

    Learning starts from birth, but how can I help my baby learn? How do I read books with a baby? And how do I find the time?

    Storytime for Bubs aims to help parents and carers embrace and become confident in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

     

    Storytime for Bubs is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and baby:

    Chinchilla Library – Tuesdays, 9.00am

    Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 9.00am

    All other libraries – Register your interest at your local branch. With enough participants we can hold Storytime at any Library!

     

    With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research and development of this early literacy program. Combining strategies and exercises from leading and well-proven early development practices, we’ve created a relaxed opportunity to develop the bond between infant and carer while enhancing developmental potential through that relationship.

    90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of a child’s life, and language and development before age three is the single most important factor in school success. Sharing books, singing nursery rhymes and talking to your child from birth is the best way to support your baby’s communication and pre-literacy development.

    It’s never too early to read, talk, play!

    For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL, send us an email, or follow us on Facebook.

    Did you know we also offer Storytime for Toddlers, Kids and Yoga Storytime? Click here for details of Storytime sessions at our other branches.

  • June/July School Holiday Activities

    Our upcoming school holidays are packed full of exciting activities! The Big Tech Roadshow is making its way through our Libraries with brand new technology just waiting to be tested, along with many other fun activities, including a fantastic show from beloved children’s author Andy Jones.

    Bring out your inner engineer and design a renewable energy wacky racer, blast into space with balloon rockets or make and fly your own wind-powered kite! We love renewable energy at Western Downs Libraries.

     

    Bookings are essential! Contact your library, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or visit our Facebook page to find out more!

     

    Bell (bookings essential)

    Wednesday 28 June, 2.00–4.00pm                The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential)

    Monday 26 June, 10.00am–5.30pm              3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 28 June, 10.30am–11.30am      Gone with the Wind: kites, wind chimes & pinwheels (5+)

    Thursday 29 June, 2.30pm–3.30pm              Wacky Racers: design a wind-powered car (8+)

    Monday 3 July, 10.00am–5.30pm                  3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Tuesday 4 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm                   Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.30am–11.30am          Techno dancing: choreograph a Sphero dance (8+)

    Thursday 6 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm                  The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Dalby (bookings essential)

    Monday 26 June, 10.30–11.30am                  Blast into Space with Balloon Rockets (3+)

    Thursday 29 June, 10.30–11.30am                Build a Pringle Can Windsock (7+)

    Monday 3 July, 2.30–3.30pm                         Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.30–11.30am               Make and Fly your own Wind-powered Kite (7+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.30–11.30am                   Renewable Energy Wind-powered Cars (7+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Bubs (0–12 months) – Tuesday, 9.00am
    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae (bookings essential)

    Wednesday 28 June, 10.00–11.00am            The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Monday 3 July, 10.00–11.00am                     Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Moonie and Meandarra (no need to book)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 10.00–11.00am                 The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 2.30–3.30pm                   Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.00–11.00am                   The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

     

    Tara (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 10.00am–12.00pm            Gone with the Wind: wind spinners, pinwheels and parachutes (5+, no need to book)

    Thursday 29 June, 10.00am–12.00pm          The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech!  (8+)

    Tuesday 4 July, 10.30am–11.30pm               Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    Thursday 6 July, 10.00am–12.00pm              Blow Painting and Kite-Making (5+, no need to book)

     

    Wandoan (bookings essential)

    Tuesday 27 June, 2.00–3.00pm                     The Big Tech Roadshow: Try out some new tech! (8+)

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.00am–11.00am          Andy Jones – What’s the Joke? Show: Rap, Rhyme and Putrid Poetry Tour (5+)

    A Renewable Energy craft table will be available all holidays during opening hours. Call in any time.

  • Andy Jones: What’s the Joke?

    Best-selling children’s author and entertainer, Andy Jones, presents a hilarious musical show about jokes and humour. He has toured schools Australia-wide, and soon he will be making his way to the Western Downs!

    Using guitar, drums and fun props, Andy will show you how to deliver a punch line, create a joke, use gross humour and laugh until your sides ache! This event is a must-see for children (and adults!) of all ages. With heaps of crowd participation (beware belly dancing, dads!), non-stop action, and fun for the whole family, you’re not going to want to miss Andy’s What’s the Joke? show!

    Kids, drag your parents along! Parents (we know you’re excited for some fart jokes), don’t take no for an answer! This is a side-splitting event not to miss. The best part? It’s completely free!

    Join Andy Jones on his tour of the Western Downs in six great locations:

     

    Monday 3 July, 10.00am–11.00am:   Jandowae Library

    Monday 3 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm:   Dalby Library

    Tuesday 4 July, 10.30am–11.30pm:   Tara Library

    Tuesday 4 July, 2.30pm–3.30pm:   Chinchilla Library

    Wednesday 5 July, 10.00am–11.00am:   Wandoan Library

    Wednesday 5 July, 2.30–3.30pm:   Miles Library

     

    Best suited to ages 5+ (but all are welcome). Bookings are essential!

     

    Click here to make a booking!

     

    Contact your library, email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au or visit our Facebook page to find out more!

    Want more awesome school holiday activities? Click here to see the full list of what’s happening at your Library these June/July holidays.

  • 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

     

    NOW PLAYING

    From 22 June              Despicable Me 3

    From 22 June             Transformers: The Last Knight

    COMING SOON

     

    From 6 July                 Cars 3 (G)

    From 13 July               The Mummy (CTC)

    From 20 July               Spider-Man: Homecoming (CTC)

    .                                      Rough Night (MA+15)

    From 27 July                Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The long Haul (PG)

    From 3 August             Dunkirk (CTC)

    The House (CTC)

    From 10 August          War for the Planet of the Apes (CTC)

    Baby Driver (CTC)

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    Gallery 107 @ Dalby

    CURRENTLY FEATURING

    Corners of Our Minds by Christene Just & Jayne Hodge
    10 April – 20 May, 2017

    Way Out West: Life, Place, Red dirt an exhibition of Western Queensland presented by Vast Arts

    10 April – 20 May 2017

    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

  • Introducing… Adobe Creative Cloud!

    Yes, you read that correctly. Western Downs Libraries are proud to announce they have partnered with Adobe to bring the Creative Cloud to you. Now you can borrow Adobe Creative Cloud in the same way that you would borrow a book! Join over 2.3 million users and let your creativity flow.

    Adobe Creative Cloud comes with the following programs:
    Photoshop Programs

    If you are a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, or animator, then you will definitely want to get your hands on this fantastic suite of programs.

    But Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t just for professionals.

    Do you have a whole stack of family vacation photos that you’ve been meaning to sort through?

    Are you a student at high school or university trying to complete a project?

    Maybe you’re a small business owner looking to create or update your company website?

    Or are you someone simply wanting to get their hands on a new program and learn some new skills?

    Whatever you may need, Adobe can help you to create a finished product you can be proud of. With loans spanning either two or four weeks, you will have the perfect opportunity to complete any project or assignment you may have.

    Have we caught your attention? Sign up to Adobe Creative Cloud by following these few simple steps, and you will be creating something wonderful before you know it!

    Want to learn more about how to use a particular program in the suite? Why not check out Lynda.com and take a look at the thousands of online training videos they have on offer. Signing up is easy, and with your Western Downs library card, you have unlimited access to the entire website.

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  • Dalby Bookclub

    Dalby Library has started a Bookclub!  The book for the month of May is Big Little Lies by Australian Author, Liane Moriarty.   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 31 May 2017 for a book chat.

    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.

  • Dalby Storytime Rumble in the Jungle!

    During the month of June, Dalby library will be reading books relating to life in the Jungle and all the crazy animals that come with! The books we will be reading have been chosen to spark children’s imaginations and discover new things. We will be involving your child by encouraging talk about the illustrations and by repeating familiar words and phrases. Come and join us for stories, craft and songs.

    Western Downs Libraries offers a range of Storytime sessions that feature rhyming for Bubs, Toddlers and Kids.   Going along to these sessions is a way to help your child get familiar with the library, have fun and enjoy books and stories.   If you would like to attend a Storytime session near you, click here to find out more, or contact us.

    We also have a great selection of nursery rhyme books available to borrow! Check it out here.

  • How do you choose a book?

    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 library.

    However, book covers must stay true to the story within.   The book cover needs to represent enough content about the genre and story that the reader knows exactly what they’re borrowing without being explicitly told.  There is always an ideal reader for a book – it might be age-specific, story-specific, socio-economic or gender-specific. It makes a book a lot easier to fly off the shelf if the ‘right’ person is attracted to it for all the right reasons.

    So how do you choose a book?

     

    Click here to find out about Bookclubs in the region – contact 1300 COUNCIL or email library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au if you’d like to join!

  • Ancestry.com at Your Library

    Did you know Western Downs Libraries has free access to Ancestry.com?

    Trace your family story with a family tree – Ancestry.com make it easy. If you visit one of our nine library branches, you can access this great resource on any of our public computers for FREE. Discover your family today.

    Click here to access the website while you’re at the library to begin tracing your family history! You might be surprised at what you will find.