- Shared Reading Tip #2
Set the scene
Read anywhere, anytime – outdoor, indoors, at home, away from home.
Try to let your child see your face.
Talk about the book during the day so your child has prior knowledge before reading together.
Read when your child wants to – not just when it suits you.
You don’t have to finish the book
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- Meandarra Museum Volunteers Wanted
Do you have a passion for research or perhaps a flair for arranging and displaying artefacts?
The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum volunteer group is always looking for new members. Our dedicated volunteers devise and construct our new exhibitions, ensure the museum is open for visitors on weekends, and assist with cleaning and maintenance of our precious artefacts. There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome anyone with an interest in our museum!Continue reading →
- What’s on in Meandarra?
Are you looking for something to do at Meandarra Library? Check out the list below to find out what is happening in our wonderful space.
April 12 – Meandarra Craft Group happens at 11.00am. Everyone welcome.
April 23 – Storytime for Kids occurs at 10.30am. All children under the age of five and their parents, caregivers are welcome to attend.
Other events happening in our community:
April 25 – Anzac Day ceremony at Glenmorgan. Dawn Service 4.28am . Commemoration March 10.45am . Commemoration Service 11.00am
- Storytime for Kids at Meandarra Library
Our next Storytime for Kids session will be held on Monday 23 April 2018 at 10:30 am.
Our Storytime for Kids sessions are carefully planned to enhance early literacy skills, and feature stories, songs, and fun craft activities based around a monthly theme.
Storytime for Kids is best suited to children aged 3–5, but everyone is welcome.
For more info, call us at 1300 COUNCIL or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Magazines at Meandarra Library
Did you know that we have a great range of magazines to borrow at Meandarra Library?
We have many popular titles to choose from, including Outback, Country Style, and Gardening Australia, along with Delicious, Australian House & Garden and the ever-popular Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Also, we are also excited to announce that we now subscribe to Graziher magazine. Graziher is a collection of stories which aims to inspire and empower rural women. Best enjoyed with a cuppa, the current edition of Graziher magazine is available for loan now at Meandarra Library.
View our entire magazine collection in the library, or reserve any of our titles here.
- Possum Magic is 35 years old!!!
Mem Fox’s famous children’s book Possum Magic is celebrating its 35th birthday this year. Mem wrote the first version of the book in 1978 for a university assignment, however, it was not published until 1983 after many changes were made that were suggested by the publisher. Possum Magic is the best selling picture book in Australia and over one million copies were sold in the first ten years. Mem Fox has gone onto write favourites such as The Magic Hat, Where is Green Sheep and Ducks Away. Come into our libraries and check out the wonderful collection and remember everyone is welcome at our Storytime sessions.
These sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff!
It’s never to early to Read, Talk, Play, Sing!
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- Storytime is for Everyone
Read, talk, play… Storytime is for everyone at Western Downs Libraries!
Storytime for Toddlers (1–3 years)
Storytime for Kids (3–5 years)
All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs and movement, as well as strategic discussions, key messages and learning outcomes. Plus, it’s FUN and FREE!
Research shows us that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years. Through Storytime sessions, now we can better encourage your child’s development and early literacy skills in ways that best suit them.
Meet some new friends, connect with your community and support your child’s early literacy development, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
We can also bring Storytime to you! Please contact your local branch if you are interested in having us visit your Daycare Centre, Playgroup, Kindy or School.
These programs have been made possible by the funding and support of State Library of Queensland’s First Five Forever initiative.Continue reading →
- Before you watch the movie, read the book!
2018 is set to be a reader’s dream with 32 book to movie adaptions set to be released this year! We are sure that you will find a book to suit everyone in your family.
Boy erased: a memoir of identity, faith and family by Garrard Conley
A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding.The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in a small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.
Ashes in the Snow based on Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Lina is just like any other fifteen year old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they’ve known.
The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs.
12 Strong by Doug Stanton
The declassified true story of the horse soldiers. On September 11, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope.
Be sure to check in next month for more adaptions!Continue reading →
- Now you see me…
Now you don’t.
How do I get a WiFi pass now?
Some of you may have noticed that our OPAC machines have changed. Now, you can do all of your catalogue searching on these machines. To make things easier for you, the WiFi passes and computer bookings can now be found on our iPad kiosks.
If you are are unable to find your Libraries iPad kiosk, please ask your local Librarian for help.
- Do you or someone you know suffer from Anxiety?
The library has heaps of books on anxiety that are easy to read and understand. Have a look at the list below and reserve the books you would like to read.
Reading self help books allows you to expand your knowledge on the subject as well as believe that you can be more, do more and experience more.
First, we make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson is a new book to our collection. The book is described as being practical and poetic, wise and funny.
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne.
Overcoming Worry and Anxiety by Jerry Kennard.
Happy reading!Continue reading →