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Jun, 2018

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids at Bell has commenced for 2018, with changes to days, location, and time! Storytime for Kids will be held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy classes. Storytime sessions will alternate each month between Wednesdays and Fridays, to cover each eKindy class. The Wednesday sessions will be joined by the Prep class, and the Friday sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. So, if you’ve got a little one under 5, bring them along to the next session: July […]

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May, 2018

Creep on in to the Jandowae Library for Storytime

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The Storytime theme for June is Creepy Crawlies!! Come in and see what Incy Wincy Spider and his friends are up to in June with Maree. We’ll be using books, songs and puppets  to guide children through play, helping them use their imagination and fostering thinking, language development and social skills. Storytime at Jandowae Library is on Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 10.00am.  Come in and join the fun, no bookings are needed! Looking for a Storytime session closer to you? Click here for details of all our Storytime sessions across our nine branches, […]

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May, 2018

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Come along to Storytime at Chinchilla Library, every Friday at 10.15am. We’ve had great fun during Messy Play May! We made aliens out of cloud dough, played in coloured rice and rolled oats, built castles in foam, made flower bombs for our Mums, mixed porridge, and washed muddy animals – what was your favourite? Things won’t be quite so messy this month, but we hope you’ll still join us.   Every Storytime session is made up of four components – read, talk, play and sing. Of course reading occurs each […]

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May, 2018

Storytime at Dalby Library

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Did you know that Storytime Sessions comprise of four components: Talk, Play, Sing and Read? This means that every Storytime session is different, imaginative and most of all fun. Ninety percent of the brain’s capacity is developed by age five, with the most significant development occurring from birth to three years old. Reading, talking, singing and playing are key components of brain development and we would love to have you join us for Storytime. Storytime sessions are held at: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am   These sessions are fun, free, and […]

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May, 2018

Things to do in and around Tara in June!

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Lots of events are happening in our region so checkout the list below to find something to do this month. 31 May: Australian Government Mobile Service Centre, 9.00am-3.00pm situated opposite Commercial Hotel, Day Street, Tara. 1 June: Storytime and craft at Tara Library at 10.00am. 2 June: Tara Men’s Group Market, Grevillia Park, 30 Day Street (opp Medical Centre), from 9.00am. 2-3 June: Wandoan Polocrosse Carnival, Wandoan Showgrounds, click here for further information. 3 June: WDOP Markets 8.00am – 1.00pm. Dalby Railway Station, 2 Hunter Street, Dalby. Click here for […]

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May, 2018

What the Hickory?! The importance of Nursery Rhymes

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Most of us sing nursery rhymes to our kids. But have you ever stopped to consider why? Singing nursery rhymes together is great fun, and can also boost language skills and enhance fine and gross motor development. Did you know that children who know just 6 nursery rhymes by heart at age 4 are more likely to be better readers?! When can you sing? ANYTIME! In the bath, during a nappy change, going for a drive (while they’re strapped in their car seat and can’t run away)… Kids don’t care […]

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May, 2018

Storytime for Bubs

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It’s never too early to Read, Play, Sing. Chinchilla Library is calling for expressions of interest to hold Storytime for Bubs sessions. If need an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, and encourage your baby’s development, please contact us!   Storytime for Bubs is aimed at ages 0-12 months. Sessions are fun, free, and delivered by trained staff.   Why is Storytime important? Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research is now telling […]

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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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Apr, 2018

Attention Homeschool Families

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We have so many resources to offer you, and all of it is FREE! Study Environment Wi-Fi, public access computers, scanner Printer and photocopier (small charge applies) Tables, chairs and booths Charging stations Air conditioning Printed Material A large collection of beginner reader books Non-Fiction covering a range of topics Fiction for all levels and tastes – we are happy to help you find something you’ll enjoy If there is a particular book or topic that we don’t have in stock, we will gladly try to get it for you […]

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Mar, 2018

Yoga Storytime in Chinchilla

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Calm hearts and calm minds lead to calm kids and calm families.    Yoga Storytime is a relaxed and fun session which incorporates breathing, stretching, singing, dancing and mindfulness. This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and children, held at Chinchilla Library every Tuesday from 10.15am during term-time.   Please make our new Yoga Instructor, Lisa, feel welcome! Lisa is a yoga teacher with a gentle nature and a calming soul, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her.    With funding through the State Government’s First […]

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