Apr, 2017

How do you choose a book?

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Why do some books fly off the shelves while others sit and gather dust? It’s all about the cover. The book cover plays a prominent role in our decision to borrow a book.   A cover or jacket’s ability to catch our eye and draw us in can often make or break a book’s success.  We use book covers to determine the worth of a book, the kind of story that might be told within, and whether or not we should take it seriously and borrow the book from the […]



Mar, 2017


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Your young kids are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities. Our Storytime sessions are currently postponed, but there are lots of ways that you can continue Storytime at home, including  Reading books together Watching your favourite stories narrated on Story Box Library  Singing and dancing to your favourite nursery rhymes or songs together   Storytimes are interactive sessions between parent (or caregiver) and Western Downs Libaries offer several unique Storytime […]



Feb, 2017

Story Central is the place to be!

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Story Central has been postponed. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and to be notified when Story Central resumes. Story Central has returned to support your reading addiction. Story Central is an afternoon of discussion, reading, writing and exploring. We share our favourite books, discover new authors, write alternative (better) endings, and generally just have fun with like-minded young people.  The 6 week program is assisted by a professional teacher, but will never feel like homework.  It is a chance to extend yourself and take a new path and […]



Jan, 2017

Lynda.com for Job Hunters!

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Are you a recent graduate from secondary or tertiary education? Perhaps you’re a person who is looking to transition into a new role, industry or organisation? It’s a new year, and the perfect time to gain some new skills. Lynda.com is free for all Queensland public library members, with over 5,000 online courses including business, technology and creative skills. Lynda.com has new courses added every week but many earlier courses remain popular. Some of the most popular include ‘Foundations of programming fundamentals’ (viewed over 8.8 million times), ‘Excel 2013 essential […]



Aug, 2016

Lynda Will be Your New Best Friend

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Did you know that as a member of Western Downs Libraries, you have full and free access to an amaaazing website called Lynda.com? Never heard of it? Well now is your chance to explore the thousands of online video courses available to you from Lynda; all you have to do is create an account by clicking here and you’ll be ready to get started. From courses in software, to ones that will help expand your creative side, or even courses that will develop your business skills, Lynda has it all. Need some […]