Mar, 2017

Pop-Up Libraries

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Libraries are popping up where you’d least expect them. First Five Forever is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for children aged 0 to 5 and their parents to develop confidence with reading and literacy. In support of this initiative, Western Downs Libraries are providing our region with fantastic Pop-Up Libraries! Our Pop-Up Libraries will be kept in big black boxes, located at a number of medical and health service waiting rooms, hairdressers and dentists throughout the Western Downs. Patients and clients will be able to read great quality books with their little […]



Sep, 2016

Building World Knowledge and Vocabulary

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Reading a book with your child doesn’t have to mean starting at the start and reading through to the back page in one go. Children’s picture books (e.g. Grandpa and Thomas, by Pamela Allen) are a great way to build your child’s knowledge of how a book works and how the story goes. Examine the cover. Where does the story take place? What do you see on the cover? Who is at the beach? What can you do at the beach? Where’s the name of the book? Who wrote this book? […]