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May, 2019

2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

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Keep indigenous languages alive. The Aboriginal language spoken in the Dalby area is the Barrunggam language. Barrunggam is also spelt as Barungam, Barrungama or Parrungoom as well as referred to as Murrumgama or Murrumningama – this may in fact refer to a dialect or regional variation as there are a couple of known dialects within Barunggam, including Bunyinni which was spoken on Jimbour Station. Would you like to know more? Reserve a copy of the following books from your local library – Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton or Languages […]

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May, 2019

Singing through Storytime

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Regular Storytime sessions are one of our favourite activities at the library! Each Storytime session comprises of four elements – Read, Sing, Play and Talk. Singing is definitely the favourite element at Dalby Library and children’s laughter can be heard throughout the library each Tuesday morning as the parachute, shakers or bean bags make their appearance. Singing helps expand children’s vocabulary and knowledge of rhymes. Vocabulary growth occurs whenever children are exposed to new material, like a story or a song. Putting new information into a musical context can also […]

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Apr, 2019

Calm Hearts Calm Minds

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Term 2 for Yoga Storytime is coming. Children aged 6 – 11 can come to the Library to stretch, breathe and meditate the stresses of school away each Tuesday from 3.30pm – 4.30pm between 7 May and 11 June 2019. It is well known that yoga has benefits for all ages including: building capacity for managing stress and difficult emotions, improving concentration and increasing confidence and positive body image. These sessions will be relaxing but fun so click here to book in. To keep up to date with what’s on connect […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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Aug, 2017

What is marginalia?

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For centuries, readers have inscribed books with handwritten marginal notes, or marginalia.   These annotations can serve as ownership indicators, inscriptions, study notes, summaries, or they can facilitate what has been described as social reading in which two or more readers discuss the book’s contents in a margin-based conversation.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term marginalia to encompass all such annotations, but the practice is as old as the printed book and even older: marginalia have been found in scrolls painstakingly copied down by medieval monks.  Marginalia can serve […]

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Feb, 2017

Want to know more about our world? Check out our awesome Science Collection!

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Ever wanted to know more about space? dinosaurs? Why humans hiccup? Dalby Library has the answer! We have a huge range of science books in our non-fiction section for adults, teens, and kids covering every topic from: Dinosaurs Space Natural World Disasters Electricity Science experiments for kids Dr Karl’s latest titles Chemistry So check out the 500’s section of our Non-Fiction collection located on the upper floor of the Dalby Library to learn some new!

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