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Dec, 2018

Take Storytime home with you

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Isn’t Storytime great fun? Now you can do it at home – and we’ve done all the hard work for you. We have created Early Literacy Parent Kits for you to use at home with your little one? Just ask your local librarian or reserve a bag for when you visit your local branch.  Each kit contains a book plus an ideas sheet that provides ideas on songs to sing, craft to do as well as some helpful hints that help you extend your child’s literacy skills. The kits also contain […]

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Dec, 2018

Storytime for Kids at Bell

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Storytime for Kids is held at the Bell State School library, in conjunction with the eKindy and Prep classes. All storytime sessions are open to the public and members of the Bell Playgroup. There’s no storytime session in January. Stay tuned for 2019’s dates! If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches offer.

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Dec, 2018

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime for Toddlers is held at the Chinchilla Library every Friday, from 10.15am. 14 December – Santa’s outback secret 21 December – Dinosaur Christmas   Every Storytime session is made up of four components – read, talk, play and sing. Of course reading occurs each Storytime, and the books are carefully selected to reflect the interests and ages of the children that we expect to attend. But it’s the value-adding components that make our Storytime sessions so special – singing songs and nursery rhymes, playing with scarves and parachutes, using props […]

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Nov, 2018

Things to do in and around Tara in December!

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Lots of events are happening in our region, so checkout the list below to find something to do over the next month. 1 December: Miles Twilight Carols. 6-8 pm. (corner of Murilla & Dawson Streets). 3 December: Tara Play Group, Community Church Hall, Milne St., Tara. 9:30-11:30 am @ $2 / head. 4 December: Play 2 Learn. 1-3 pm at Lions Park, Tara. Ph: Kaylea 0411 869 131. 7 December: Storytime and Craft for Kids at Tara Library, 31 Day Street, Tara at 10:30 am. 8 December: Tara Ambulance Christmas […]

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Oct, 2018

Storytime at Jandowae Library – Bears, Bears, everywhere

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The Storytime theme for November is BEARS!! Cranky, Itchy, Hungry and Brave Bears with Maree’s favourite author Nick Bland.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 14th of November at 10am.  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, or contact us.

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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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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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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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