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Apr, 2019

Dalby was traditionally known as Barungga which means ‘Kangaroo Rat’

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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 withing 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 of the Condamine sponsored […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future […]

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Mar, 2019

Book Sale at Dalby Library

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Friends of Western Downs Libraries is all set to hold its much anticipated annual book sale. Come on down to Dalby Library at MyALL 107 to pick up a stack of great reading material to keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays. Books, magazines, CDs and DVDs are all up for grabs so gather your bags and boxes to bag some bargains and support your local library. Details at a Glance: What: Friends of Western Downs Libraries book sale When: Friday 5 April 9am – 5pm and Saturday 6 […]

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Dec, 2018

The benefits of listening to audiobooks are extensive…

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Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining and they’re perfect for the time rich and the time poor.  Audiobooks can also change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers and those for whom English is a second language.  There are plenty of benefits to regularly listening to audiobooks, including:    Increasing reading accuracy by 52% Increasing reading speed, expanding vocabulary and improving fluency Teaching pronunciation Improving comprehension by 76%; and Increasing test scores by 21% when engaged in multi-modal learning.   Not to mention:   27% of the Kindergarten to […]

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Oct, 2018

Children love books and laughter!

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Who doesn’t love hearing their child’s laughter? Reading a book with your child is the best experience you can have – the world stops and it is just you and them enjoying a moment.  So my advice to parents is to make reading fun and the perfect solution is to find books that you like to read and are funny. This will ensure that your enthusiasm and laughter will pass down to your children.  Look for books that make you laugh such as This Book just ate my Dog by […]

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Aug, 2018

Pop-up Play Space in Dalby Library

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A pop-up play space has arrived in Dalby as part of a touring installation supported by State Library of Queensland. Western Downs Libraries is one of only five Queensland libraries selected to participate in the first stage of the initiative, with other play spaces popping up in Strathpine, Cannonvale, Rockhampton and Townsville. The pop-up kits contain play props, set builds and literacy resources that explore a range of themes allowing children and families to immerse into other worlds. Delivered to complement programs such as First 5 Forever, the Play Space Pop-Up supports early years development–giving families more […]

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Aug, 2018

Solving problems through books: Bibliotherapy

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Reading can and often does serve as a tool for personal growth and adjustment. Reading frequently helps the reader to accept himself for what he is, to obtain insights into his own problems, and to evaluate his own strengths and weaknesses. Almost everyone has to face some personal problems. These range from the trivial distress caused by straight or unkept hair to the tragic loss of hearing or eyesight. There are a myriad of problems that may be an issue for your child. Perhaps through reading about problems that children […]

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Apr, 2018

Storytime Outreach

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Chinchilla Library are very excited to offer Storytime for Kids sessions as outreach. Our talented librarians will be delivering Storytime at local kindys, day care centres, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us! Love coming to the Library? Ask us about making it an excursion instead!   All of our Storytime sessions are carefully planned and and delivered by trained staff. They include stories, songs, rhymes […]

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Feb, 2018

It is never to early to read to your baby

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In the first years of life, your child’s brain develops faster than at any other stage. During this time, the simple things you to together each day can have an enormous impact. Even though your baby isn’t reading yet, sharing books and reading stories is such a valuable way to develop your baby’s pre-literacy and language skills. It is important to familiarise your child with how a storybook works, the beginning, the end, and how text reads from left to right. Tips for reading to your baby Choose a book […]

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Jan, 2018

Is your child starting school soon?

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Western Downs Libraries have lots of books about starting school. Books are a wonderful tool that can help to reassure children about starting school or going to a new school. Books also open discussions on problems that happen to the characters in the books which you may be able to apply to how your child is feeling There are also books that help children understand what happens when they start daycare, preschool or kindergarten. Some of the titles available at the library are Starting School by Jane Godwin. Ming Goes to […]

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