- How to ‘Google My Business’
Online marketing and promotion is becoming essential for small businesses and community organisations, but it’s not all bad news. Online marketing can be quick, easy, and free. Let us show you how!
How to ‘Google My Business’ is a free workshop designed for small business owners and community organisations to improve their digital presence.
We’ll show you how to use free online tools to promote your business, how to fit online marketing into your busy schedule, and exactly what information your customers are searching for.
At a Glance:
Wednesday 4 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Wednesday 11 March
Tara Customer Contact Centre
Tuesday 17 March
12.30– 2.30pm or 5.30–7.30pm
Please bring a laptop or smartphone.
For more information, contact 1300 COUNCIL.
- Meet Karen Land
Local Naturopath and author Karen Land is touring the Western Downs in 2020 and she has all the tip and tricks you need to improve your health naturally.
Master the art of reading food labels, expand your health awareness, and learn how to make informed choices about what is going into your body.
Refreshments are provided at this FREE event.
Monday 2 March 6–7.30pm
Monday 9 March 6–7.30pm
Monday 16 March 1–2.30pm
Monday 16 March 6–7.30pm
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. For more information call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.Continue reading →
- QGAP: Legal Basics Session
If you’re 18 years or older, you need to know about wills, powers of attorney and executor services.
Join us at QGAP Jandowae for a legal information session with the Public Trustee Manager from Toowoomba. Learn about these important legal services in an easy to understand format.
Tuesday 10 March 10–11.30am.
Morning Tea is provided at this free workshop.
Save your spot, register here or contact Jandowae QGAP on (07)4668 5488.Continue reading →
- Library Lovers Day in Jandowae
Friday the 14th of February… We all know what day that is right? Of Course, it’s Library Lovers Day!
No matter whether you visit the library for the books or the video games, the workshops or the DVDs we want to celebrate all the reasons we love our library.
Join us at Jandowae Library to celebrate the best things about the library with games, activities and a delicious morning tea.
Will you be spending library lovers day with us? Let us know! RSVP here by Wednesday 12 February.Continue reading →
- Win tickets to Words Out West Fest
Library Lover’s Day is coming up and to celebrate we are giving readers a chance to win one of several double ‘day passes’ for Words Out West Fest!
Simply borrow a book from any of our Western Downs Libraries Branches from Saturday 1 to Saturday 8 February to go into the draw to win a double ‘day pass’ to Words Out West Fest. Just by borrowing a book you and a friend can enjoy the Saturday or Sunday program for free.
Terms and Conditions
- Winners must be over 15 years of age
- Western Downs Libraries members that borrow a book, magazine, dvd or other resource from a Western Downs Libraries Branch between Saturday 1 and Saturday 8 February inclusive will automatically be entered into the draw to win (‘Borrower’).
- Each winning Borrower will be allocated two ‘day passes’ to be redeemed for either Saturday or Sunday of Words Out West Fest. ‘Day passes’ do not entitle the winner to entry into the Gala Dinner or the Writers Retreat.
- Members that borrow from more than one branch will only be entered into the draw at the first branch that they borrow from.
- Each branch will allocate three double ‘day passes’ to winning Borrowers drawn from that branches Borrowers .
- Winning Borrowers will be drawn by an independent person and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Winning Borrowers will be contacted using the phone number or email address associated with the Western Downs Libraries membership record.
- Winning Borrowers will have until 5pm Wednesday 12 February to claim their tickets or those tickets will be re-drawn and issued to a new winning Borrower
- The Art of Book Folding
Learn the fascinating art of book folding with local creator Cathy McKenzie.
Discover how careful planning and excellent execution can turn an ordinary book into a beautiful piece of art.
Everything you need to start creating is supplied in this FREE workshop.
Tuesday 28 January 9am–12pm
Friday 31 January 5.30–8pm
Saturday 1 February 9–11.30am
Monday 3 February 5.30–8pm
Tuesday 4 February 10am–1pm
Thursday 6 February 11am–2pm
Friday 7 February 9.30–11.30am
Wednesday 12 February 6–9pm
Bookings are essential. For more information please call 1300 COUNCIL or visit your local library.Continue reading →
- New Hot Speed Reads Collection
Now at Western Downs Libraries is our new Hot Speed Reads collection. Get the latest titles from popular authors without delay with these ten-day loan items.
Our current Hot Speed Reads are…
The Institute by Stephen King
Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald
The Guardians by John Grisham
Khaki Town by Judy Nunn
The Dark Side by Danielle Steele
Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb
The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey
A Better Man by Louise Penny
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly
Westwind by Ian Rankin
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer
Postscript by Cecelia Ahern
Matters of the Heart by Fiona Palmer
Blue Moon by Lee Child
The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh
White Horses by Rachel Treasure.
What you need to know…
Q: Where can I find these books?
A: On the shelf at Dalby, Tara or Chinchilla Library.
Q: How do I know if a book is a ‘Hot Speed Read’?
A: All our Hot Speed Reads have a yellow ‘Ten Day Loan’ sticker on the cover.
Q: What if I don’t usually borrow from Dalby, Chinchilla or Tara Library?
A: Never fear, if your local Library doesn’t carry the Hot Speed Reads, or if there is no copy available at your branch you can reserve one.
- Story Box Library
Story Box Library is an engaging educational resource that inspires reading in kids of all ages, improving language and literacy skills along the way.
Story Box Library was created to:
- Engage children with stories and voices to make personal connections
- develop vital language and literacy skills
- combat endless online searching for quality literacy resources; and
- get kids excited about reading and let imaginations fly!
Best of all, it’s free for families via participating public libraries (that’s us)!
See and hear your favourite stories come to life, read by Nick Cave, Justine Clarke, Eddie Perfect, Katie Ritchie, Andrew Hansen, Missy Higgins, Shane Jacobson and many more.
What is Story Box Library?
The best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by your favourite storytellers.
How does Story Box Library work?
Story Box Library steams ad-free content directly into the library and homes of library patrons on any device with Internet connection.
Are stories added regularly?
Yes! 30–40 carefully curated, thought-provoking and engaging stories are added each year.
Who are the storytellers?
A range of actors, comedians, sports people, musicians, authors, illustrators, TV presenters, performers, students, grandparents, activist and educators – each sharing their unique voice.
Who is Story Box Library recommended for?
Story Box Library is a fantastic resource for pre-school through to upper primary years.
To access these great resources, visit storyboxlibrary.com/libraries and:
- Select Western Downs Regional Council
- Enter your library barcode
- Enjoy stories, short films and at-home activities
Got Questions? Ask your librarian about Story Box Library today!Continue reading →
- The 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. 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.Continue reading →
- Ancestry.com at Your Library
Get free access to Ancestry.com at your local Library branch?
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.Continue reading →