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Dec, 2017

Bears, Bears everywhere in Jandowae

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The storytime theme for January is Beary scary!! We will be exploring Nick Bland’s Bear books. The very cranky, scary, and noisy bears to mention a few. 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.  Come along and find out all about it! Storytime at Jandowae Library is on Wednesday 10 and 17 January 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 […]

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Dec, 2017

Things to do in and around Tara in November

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1 December: Storytime at Tara Library at 10.00am. 2 December: Tara Men’s Group Market, Grevillia Park, 30 Day Street (opp Medical Centre), from 9.00am. 3 December: Chinchilla Mayoral Christmas Carols, 5.00pm – 9.00pm 3 December: WDOP Markets 8.00am – 1.00pm. Dalby Railway Station, 2 Hunter Street, Dalby. Click here for further information. 6 December: Tara Christmas Lights Competition. Click here for further information. 7 December: Dalby’s Annual Christmas Street Parade & Party. 7 December: Miles Christmas Street Carnival. 8 December: Playgroup at Tara Community Church (back hall), Milne Street 9.00am–11.00am. Cost […]

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Nov, 2017

January School Holidays: Game on!

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It’s GAME ON at the Library during January. Supercharge your summer by making your own board games, getting hands-on and messy with a maker space, or compete with your friends in a Rocket League competition. Bookings are essential! Contact your library to find out more.   Bell (bookings essential) Tuesday 9 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9) Wednesday 10 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games (all ages, no need to book) Friday 12 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (10+) Tuesday 16 January 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (6–9) Wednesday 17 January, 1.30pm–4.30pm: Board games […]

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Nov, 2017

Deck the Library with Christmas Cheer!

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School is finished for the year and Santa is nearly here! Visit your library for a dose of Christmas cheer and get your imaginations into gear! Bookings are essential! Contact your library to find out more.   Chinchilla (bookings essential) Monday 11 December, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book) Wednesday 13 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Christmas Decorations (6+) Thursday 14 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Make a Christmas Bon-Bon (7+) Monday 18 December, 10.00am–5.30pm: 3D Colouring (all ages, no need to book) Wednesday 20 December, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Christmas Decorations (6+)   Don’t forget our Storytime […]

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Nov, 2017

Storytime for Kids at Bell Library

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Storytime for Kids is held at Bell Library on the 3rd Friday of the month. Bring your 3 to 5 year old along to Storytime for Kids at Bell Library at 9.30am Friday 15 December 2017. Download your 2017 Bell Storytime Calendar here. Want to find a Storytime session closer to you? Click here to see what our other branches offer.

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Nov, 2017

Dog Detective Nell sniff sniff sniffs to discover Gulliver’s Travels Kindy!!

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Thank you to Gulliver’s Travels Mobile Kindy for visiting Moonie Library again today for Storytime and craft.  We enjoyed reading “The Dog Detective” by one of our all time favourite authors, Julia Donaldson.  In this delightful story, Dog Detective Nell uncovers a book thief and then introduces him to their wonderful local library.  No more having to steal from the school, Ted can now borrow as many books as he’d like for free! What a wonderful place these libraries are; aren’t we so lucky to also have one in Moonie? We look […]

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Oct, 2017

Rhymes, stories and language at Dalby

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Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce your child to books and reading. It allows children under 5 to hear rhymes, stories and language, and broaden their creativity and imagination. Story Time sessions are held each week starting at 10.30 am. Parents, grandparents, carers and friends are very welcome. Why it’s important? Did you know that up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research is now telling us that when babies and children get what they need – it can have a lasting effect on their […]

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Sep, 2017

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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Aug, 2017

What is marginalia?

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For centuries, readers have inscribed books with handwritten marginal notes, or marginalia.   These annotations can serve as ownership indicators, inscriptions, study notes, summaries, or they can facilitate what has been described as social reading in which two or more readers discuss the book’s contents in a margin-based conversation.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term marginalia to encompass all such annotations, but the practice is as old as the printed book and even older: marginalia have been found in scrolls painstakingly copied down by medieval monks.  Marginalia can serve […]

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Jun, 2017

Dalby Storytime for Kids – We’re Making a Change

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Dalby Library are very excited to announce that their Storytime for Kids and Storytime for Bubs sessions has moved to outreach. Our talented librarians, Janette and Sheridan, are delivering Storytime at local kindys, playgroups, prep classes and more. If you are an educator or a parent, and would love to have our Librarians deliver a Storytime at your venue, please get in touch with us! Our outreach program is fantastic, but if you need to get your Storytime fix at the Library, we have two great sessions available. Dalby Library’s […]

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