Jandowae Library

  • Change of Venue- Jandowae Carols by Candlelight

    The Jandowae Carols by Candlelight promises to be a brilliant night, so don’t forget that it is now being held at the Jandowae Showgrounds!

    Rain, hail or shine bring your best voices, picnic rugs and chairs and enjoy the Christmas Festivities in Jandowae this Friday 14 December from 5.30pm. 🎅🎄🎶 For more information, contact the Jandowae Business and Community Group

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  • Start a Christmas Tradition

    Are you looking for a Christmas tradition that the whole family can enjoy? Visit your local library branch and borrow some Christmas books. Each branch has lots to choose from like The Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray or Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey. You may also have titles of your own you can add to the collection. Wrap each book to add an element of surprise to the selection process and each night gather round the Christmas tree and read one from your pile. Little ones will love choosing their favourite books and it won’t cost a cent.

    Alternatively, why not listen to a Christmas book being read by the author on  Story Box Library.  You will find favourite stories such as Little Dog and the Christmas Wish by Jodie Hill, What do you Wish for? by Maddie Thiele or Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey.

    We hope enjoying Christmas stories becomes a much-loved tradition in your house. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

     

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  • Combat loss of reading achievement

    Experts call it the “summer slide,” where children lose up to two months of reading achievement over the Christmas holidays?

    Your local Library has the solution. We have Emergent readers, Beginner readers and Early readers that are high interest and cover lots of topics. Ask your local librarian to advise about other Junior Fiction books that may be of interest such as Frog on a Log in a Bog by Andy Griffiths or go on adventures with Algy. This series are small chapter books with coloured illustrations which are great for those children transitioning from picture books. Why not borrow Algy’s Amazing Adventures in the Arctic or Algy’s Amazing Adventures in the Jungle or Algy’s Amazing Adventures in Space all written by Kaye Umansky.   Other books you may like to try are the Sporty Kids series or the Aussie Nibbles series. There are lots of choices available.

    Everyone likes variety over the holidays so why not try watching a story read by a celebrity on Story Box Library or alternatively listen to a book from Borrowbox on your travels.

    Have fun over the holidays and we would love to see you and your little readers in the library soon.

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  • January School Holiday Activities

    The curious comes to life these school holidays at your Library.

     

    Bell Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 1 Prop-making (6+)

    Wednesday 23 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 2 Recording (6+)

     

    Chinchilla Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Cootie catchers animal chatterboxes (6+)

    Thursday 10 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Dragon Eggs: make your own magical egg (6+)

    Tuesday 15 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Tinker creature (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Stop motion (8+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Friday, 10.15am.

     

    Dalby Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10.30-11.30am – Dragon craft (6+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10.30-11.30am – Curious creature masks (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am – Sploder.com: make your own monster arcade game (7+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10-11am – Stop motion (8+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10-11am – Alien name: turn your name into an alien (6+)

     

    Miles Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Thursday 3 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 22 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

     

    Tara Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10am-12pm – Curious Creatures craft table (no bookings required)

    Tuesday 15 January, 10am-12pm – Sphero: painting with robotic balls (10+)

     

    Meandarra and Wandoan Libraries (no need to book)

    A Curious Creatures craft table will be available throughout the January holidays. Call in any time.

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  • Christmas School Holiday Activities

    Visit your Library for a dose of Christmas creativity these school holidays!

     

    Chinchilla Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 2.30-3.30pm – Christmas makerspace (6+)

    Thursday 20 December, 2.30-3.30pm – Make a Christmas present (6+)

    Friday 21 December, 10.15-11.00am – Toddler Christmas Storytime (2-5) *No bookings necessary

     

    Dalby Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Monday 17 December, 10.30-11.30am – Christmas makerspace (5+)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10.30-11.30am – Toddler Storytime makerspace (2-5)

    Wednesday 19 December, 10.30-11.30am – Christmas makerspace (5+)

     

    Jandowae Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    Wednesday 19 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    Thursday 20 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    These activities are run in partnership with the Jandowae Yarners Group

     

    Miles Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Thursday 20 December, 10-11am – Christmas craft (5+)

     

    Tara Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10-11am – Light-up Christmas card (6+)

     

    Meandarra and Wandoan Libraries (no need to book)

    A craft table will be available during the Christmas holidays. Call in any time.

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  • Letters from Santa

    Would your child like to receive a personalised letter from Santa? If so, we’ve got you covered!

    Simply write a letter to Santa Claus, North Pole and drop it in to your local library.

    Letters need to be delivered to the Dalby, Chinchilla, Jandowae, Tara or Wandoan Library by Friday 14 December to ensure that your child receives a reply.

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  • What’s happening in Jandowae!!

    Looking for something to do?? Here is what is on in Jandowae:

    17.11.18 Emergency Services Bowls Day At the Bowls Club, 2:30pm.

    26.11.18  Jandowae State School Awards Night at the Memorial Hall, 6pm.

    1.12.18 Cooranga North Hall- Festival of Small Halls, 6pm.

    14.12.18 Christmas Carols with Jazz Band at the Footy Oval, Time TBA.

    20.12.18  Movie Night ELF at the Footy Oval, time TBA.

    Come and see the Jandowae library  for more information or call 0746 685 488

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Storytime at Jandowae Library – Bears, Bears, everywhere

    The Storytime theme for November is BEARS!! Cranky, Itchy, Hungry and Brave Bears with Maree’s favourite author Nick Bland.We’ll be using books, songs and puppets  to guide children through play, helping them use their imagination and fostering thinking, language development and social skills.

    Storytime at Jandowae Library is on Wednesday 14th of November at 10am.  Come in and join the fun, no bookings are needed!

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of all our Storytime sessions across our nine branches, or contact us.

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  • Author Review – Chelsea Cain

    Chelsea Cain lived the first few years of her life on an Iowa commune, then grew up in Bellingham, Washington, where the infamous Green River Killer was the boogeyman of her youth.  She started writing Heartsick to kill time while she was pregnant.  Also the author of Confessions of a Teen Slueth, a parody based on the life of Nancy Drew, several nonfiction titles, an a weekly column in the Oregonian.  Chelsea Cain lives in Portland with her husband and daughter.

    Come into your library or check out our catalogue to read a Chelsea Cain book today. 

    Some of Chelsea’s titles include Heartsick, Sweetheart & Evil at Heart.

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  • Photo Preservation
    Do you have treasured family photos that you want to preserve?

    Western Downs Libraries has a photo preservation station for tech savvy seniors to digitise photos, slides and negatives.

    You can digitise:

    • Printed photographs (up to A4 size)
    • Film negatives (35mm, medium format, 4 x 5 inch)
    • Photo slides (35mm)
    • Documents (up to A4 size)

    Factsheets are available to get you started, however if you are not confident with technology we recommend you bring someone along to help you out.

    Fact sheet

    Colour negatives and slides

    Black and White negatives and slides

    Photos and Documents

    Chinchilla LibraryMonday 6 August – Friday 24 August 2018
    Dalby LibraryMonday 10 September – Friday 28 September 2018
    Bell LibraryMonday 15 October – Friday 2 November 2018
    Jandowae LibraryMonday 19 November – Friday 14 December 2018
    Miles LibraryMonday 7 January – Friday 25 January 2019
    Wandoan LibraryMonday 11 February – Friday 1 March 2019
    Tara LibraryMonday 18 March – Friday 5 April 2019
    Meandarra LibraryMonday 22 April – Friday 10 May 2019
    Moonie LibraryMonday 28 May – Friday 14 June 2019

    *Available Monday – Friday only.

    The station can be booked for a 2 hour session. Bookings are essential.

    If you would like more information please contact 1300 COUNCIL or your local branch.

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