Feb, 2018

Its 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. Its 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 with […]



Feb, 2018

Dalby Storytime at Thomas Jack Park.

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Come and join us in Thomas Jack Park for Storytime! We’re taking Storytime to the park on Tuesday 20 February at 10.30am. Please bring your favourite teddy, wear a hat, and bring a water bottle. Please note: This will take the place of Storytime for Kids at Dalby Library on Tuesday 20 February only. In the event of wet weather, Storytime will go ahead at the library as usual. Storytime is a wonderful way to introduce your child to books and reading. It allows children under 5 to hear rhymes, […]



Jan, 2018

Things to do in and around Tara in February

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Lots of events are happening in our region so checkout the list below to find something to do this month. 2 February: Storytime and craft at Tara Library at 10.00am. 3 February: Tara Men’s Group Market, Grevillia Park, 30 Day Street (opp Medical Centre), from 9.00am. 3 February: Tara Scout Group Open Day, 10.00am – 2.00pm. 4 February: WDOP Markets 8.00am – 1.00pm. Dalby Railway Station, 2 Hunter Street, Dalby. Click here for further information. 8 February: Tara Bookclub, Tara Library, 12.00pm. Click here for more information. 10 February: Miles […]



Jan, 2018

Mum’s the Word

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Hi Mums. So finally all the kids are back to school… Not sure what to do with your newfound freedom? (just kidding!) How about some Mum Time? Give yourself that special break,  maybe just thirty minutes – why not stretch to an hour – to unwind and relax.  The answer’s right here! Join your local library and grab yourself the latest magazine, or romance book that will take you to that desert island with the man of your dreams.  Remember Mums: Libraries are free to join and any little ones still at home can come along to our […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, Dalby Library’s Early Literacy program also includes Storytime for […]



Jun, 2017

Storytime for Toddlers

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Your toddlers are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, Storytime for Toddlers is an interactive session geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities.   This is an interactive session between parent (or caregiver) and toddlers best suited to ages 1-3 years, but all are welcome: Dalby Library – Tuesdays, 10.30am Chinchilla Library – Fridays, 10.15am All sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!   With funding through the State Government’s First Five Forever initiative, we’ve been able to put a concerted effort into research […]



Jun, 2017

Why is rhyming important?

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The library has an endless supply of picture books that have rhyming text. Rhyming is important because: 1. Rhyming teaches children how language works.  It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. 2. Rhymes help children experience the rhythm of language.  As they recite nursery rhymes they learn to speak with animated voices. Someday they’ll read with expression, too. 3. When children are familiar with a nursery rhyme or rhyming book, they learn to anticipate the rhyming word.  This prepares them to make predictions when they read, another important reading […]