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Sep, 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. So, if you’ve got a little one under 5, bring them along to the next session: October – Thursday 18th – 12.15pm November – Thursday 15th – 12.15pm December – Thursday 13th – 12.15pm If you have any questions or feedback on the changes, please contact Pam at the Bell Library bell.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au. Want to find a Storytime session […]

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Sep, 2018

Special Storytimes at Chinchilla

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Join us at Jubilee Park! To celebrate Spring, all of our Storytime sessions during September will be held outside in one of our local parks (weather permitting). We are planning on using Jubilee Park (also known as Slingers Park or the Foodworks Park), but keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. We recommend bringing a hat and waterbottle, and a picnic blanket if you have one. 21 September – “Colour for Curlews” by Renee Treml  – we’ll be using paint today, so you may like to wear old […]

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Aug, 2018

Things to do in and around Tara in September!

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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.   31 August: Bloomin’ Creative Showcase 2018 – Opening Night. Tara Memorial Hall, 19 Fry Street, Tara 6.00 -9.00pm. $10 entry includes lucky door ticket and beverage on arrival. 1-8 September: Bloomin’ Creative Showcase 2018, 10-2pm. For more information phone 1300 COUNCIL. 1 September: Tara Men’s Group Market, Grevillia Park, 30 Day Street (opp Medical Centre), from 9.00am. 1 September: WDRC Groovin’ into Town series kicks off in […]

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Aug, 2018

Storytime at Jandowae Library – Bears, bears, everywhere.

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The Storytime theme for September is Bears! Come in and see what sort of Bears are in the Library with Maree. See if we can find a Cranky bear, a Hungry bear or an Itchy bear.  If you would like,   bring your favourite bear as well.  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 12th of September at 10am.  Come in and join the fun, no bookings are needed! Looking for a […]

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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

Spring into Spring – school holiday activities

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It’s too beautiful to stay inside these School Holidays… Get out and about at your Library! Get back to nature with OUTDOOR Storytimes, learn basic photography and navigation skills, or simply bring a little bit of nature to you. Bookings are essential for all sessions. Please contact your local branch.   Bell Library – click here to book online Beginners photography for kids (7+ years) – Friday 5 October, 10.30 – 11.30am. *Please bring your own smartphone or tablet. We may take attendees outside the Library in a supervised group during this activity, […]

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Aug, 2018

Scribble – how climbing trees impacts writing

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Like anything, learning to control a pencil – and eventually, write – is a developmental process. You may notice that your toddler or preschooler is holding their pencil in strange ways, but DON’T WORRY! It is usually completely normal development (but always see a health care professional, such as an occupational therapist,  if you are concerned). Holding their pencil in a fist, across their palm or in a 5-finger grasp is a perfectly mature grasp for children under school age. Each stage of pencil grasp is dependent on how steady the shoulder […]

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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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Aug, 2018

Storytime for Bubs at Chinchilla

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Every Thursday at 10:30am, starting on 16 August. 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 future. Sharing stories and rhymes, signs, talking and playing with your child from birth, builds a foundation for your child’s future development that can last a lifetime. It will also give you the opportunity to get out of the house, make some new friends, […]

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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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