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Apr, 2019

Storytime at Chinchilla

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Storytime is held at Chinchilla Library at 9.30am every Friday. There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few weeks! Our upcoming sessions: 26 April – Storytime STEAMsquad ***New Program*** click here to find out more about what we have planned! 3 May – To be confirmed 10 May – A great cake + celebrating Mother’s Day 17 May – I got this hat 24 May – Library closed for Chinchilla Show Holiday   Don’t forget Storytime for Toddlers will continue throughout the school holidays! Our Storytime sessions […]

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Apr, 2019

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. The next session will be held on Wednesday 24 April 2019, at 12.15pm. If you have any questions about Storytime in Bell, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. 2019 sessions: Wednesday 24 April, 12.15pm Wednesday 22 May, 12.15pm – National Simultaneous Storytime day Tuesday 4 June, 9.30am – Special visit by children’s author Tania Cox Wednesday […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Kids at Tara

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Start the month off with some fun by bringing your children to your local library to listen to a story, make some music, dance and do some fun craft activities. The next Tara Library Storytime session will be held on Friday 3 May 2019 at 10am. Children love reading stories, the more you read, talk and play with your child, the more lights you’re turning on in their brain.  The experience of those first five years stay with them forever. Help your child develop a love of reading by simply taking them to a Storytime […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime for Bubs

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90% of your child’s brain development happens in their first 5 years! Give your bub the best start in life with Storytime for Bubs! During our Storytime for Bubs sessions we sing lots of songs, share stories, and introduce learning games and sensory experiences. Storytime is a friendly and relaxed session with the aim of encouraging your baby’s development and supporting you in being your child’s first and most important teacher. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future […]

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Apr, 2019

Storytime is for Everyone!

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Young children are active, cheeky, and constantly learning. With songs and rhymes, stories, movement and activities, our interactive and fun Storytime sessions are geared towards developing your child’s early literacy capabilities. Storytime is held at all of our branches. Find one near you: Bell Storytime Chinchilla Storytime for Bubs Chinchilla Storytime for Toddlers Chinchilla Yoga Storytime Dalby Storytime for Bubs Dalby Storytime for Toddlers Dalby Yoga Storytime Jandowae Storytime Meandarra Storytime Miles Storytime Moonie Storytime Tara Storytime Wandoan Storytime for Bubs Wandoan Storytime for Toddlers With funding through the State […]

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Feb, 2019

Let’s talk about Conversational Reading

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Children are actively involved in conversation reading. Conversational reading goes back-and-forth. The child does not always have to talk in the “conversation”. He can take part by looking and by pointing. Ask your child to respond on three levels – See, Show and Say. Step 1: See – watch your baby’s eyes. Does she look where you point? Name anything your child sees or touches in the book. Say the key word first. Then, point to and name pictures or words your child is not looking at.  Point to lots […]

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Jan, 2019

Yoga Storytime in Chinchilla

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Yoga Storytime will be re-starting on Tuesday 5 February, from 10am. All ages are welcome.   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 10am during term-time.   Yoga Instructor, Lisa, will make you feel welcome! Lisa is a yoga teacher with a gentle nature and a calming soul, who brings […]

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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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