Miles Library

  • Miles Bookclub Looking for New Members

    Miles Bookclub will meet 11.30am, Wednesday 7 February 2018.

    An opportunity to meet with friends, expand your reading experience, and discuss your favourite book.  Engage your passion for reading in a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming environment.

    If you would like to join please call 4628 5330 or email miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

  • Storytime for Toddlers at Miles

    Art and language fun is the aim of Storytime for Toddlers.  Sessions are especially beneficial for children between 18 months and 4 years.

    Storytime for Toddlers will focus on games with rhymes, listening, joining in, making and moving

    • 19 Dec — @ the Library, 10.30am, Christmas

    Bookings are essential.

    P: 4628 5330
    E: miles.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of Storytime in our other branches.

  • January School Holiday Activities at Miles Library

    Science, Technology , and Art meet for some fun interactive activities these school holidays.

    Thursday 4 January, 10am-11am – Create a Kooky Name Skeleton for ages 7+
    Tuesday 9 January, 10am-12pm – Dive into a Virtual World with HTC Vive for ages 7+
    Thursday 18 January, 10am-11am – Wacky Races: Build it, Race it, Repeat for ages 7+

    Limited Places.
    Bookings are essential.

    Call Miles Library 4628 5330 to secure your child’s place.

  • Christmas Holiday Activities at Miles Library

    Deck the Library With Christmas Cheer

    Switch off the TV, turn off the iPad, put down the gaming controllers come to Miles Library and get crafty with Christmas decorations.

    Thursday 14 December – 10am – 11am for ages 5+
    Wednesday 20 December – 10am – 11am for ages 5+

    Bookings are essential.
    Places are limited.

    To secure your child’s place call 4628 5330.

     

  • Keep children reading over the holidays and reap the rewards

    By keeping your children reading over the holidays you will ensure they maintain their reading level or increase it ready for the new school year in January. Some helpful hints include making reading fun by finding humorous books in our collection. You may like to let your children choose their own books as we have loads to choose from and there is something that will appeal to everyone.

    Another tip is to download BorrowBox as your child may enjoy reading eBooks on their tablet or smartphone. Visit the library often.

    We love helping children and encouraging them to use our facilities, furthermore, children can obtain their own library card from any of our branches. Don’t forget the importance of reading with your children. Children love it when you take an interest and laugh with them. Some great books to read with your children are books written by Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Enid Blyton or Emily Rodda or laugh together to books written by Paul Jennings or Andy Griffiths.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • 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.

  • Deck the Library with Christmas Cheer!

    School is finished for the year and Santa is nearly here! Visit your library for a dose of Christmas cheer and get your imaginations into gear!

    Bookings are essential! Contact your library to find out more.

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential)

    Monday 11 December, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 13 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Christmas Decorations (6+)

    Thursday 14 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Make a Christmas Bon-Bon (7+)

    Monday 18 December, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 20 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Christmas Decorations (6+)

     

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

    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Thursday 14 December, 10.00am–11.00am: Christmas Craft (5+)

    Wednesday 20 December, 10.00am–11.00am: Christmas Craft (5+)

     

    Tara (bookings essential)

    Monday 11 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Wednesday 13 December, 10.30–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Friday 15 December, 10.30–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Make a Christmas Present (6+, no need to book)

    Thursday 20 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Make a Christmas Present (6+, no need to book)

     

    Jandowae, Meandarra and Wandoan (no need to book)

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

  • Miles Writer’s Group

    Do you have a desire to express yourself through the written word?

    Join a local group of enthusiastic writers who set writing challenges each month and then share their results in an atmosphere of good humour and support. The group meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5pm at Miles Library.

    Currently four of the members have commenced writing their novella and last meeting they shared their introductory paragraphs.

    All members are free to follow their own project and enjoy support from the group.

    New writers welcome by contacting Roxy Bidgood at ribidgood@nullgmail.com.

     

  • 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.

    Not a library member? You can either sign up online, or visit any library branch and our lovely staff can sign you up straight away!

     

    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!

  • 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.