Wandoan Library

  • Start a Christmas Tradition

    Are you looking for a Christmas tradition that the whole family can enjoy? Visit your local library branch and borrow some Christmas books. Each branch has lots to choose from like The Night Before Christmas by Kes Gray or Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey. You may also have titles of your own you can add to the collection. Wrap each book to add an element of surprise to the selection process and each night gather round the Christmas tree and read one from your pile. Little ones will love choosing their favourite books and it won’t cost a cent.

    Alternatively, why not listen to a Christmas book being read by the author on  Story Box Library.  You will find favourite stories such as Little Dog and the Christmas Wish by Jodie Hill, What do you Wish for? by Maddie Thiele or Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey.

    We hope enjoying Christmas stories becomes a much-loved tradition in your house. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.


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  • January School Holiday Activities

    The curious comes to life these school holidays at your Library.


    Bell Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 1 Prop-making (6+)

    Wednesday 23 January, 10am-12pm – Stop motion: Aliens and cupcakes come to life: Part 2 Recording (6+)


    Chinchilla Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Cootie catchers animal chatterboxes (6+)

    Thursday 10 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Dragon Eggs: make your own magical egg (6+)

    Tuesday 15 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Tinker creature (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 2.30-3.30pm – Stop motion (8+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Friday, 10.15am.


    Dalby Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10.30-11.30am – Dragon craft (6+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10.30-11.30am – Curious creature masks (6+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10.30-11.30am – Sploder.com: make your own monster arcade game (7+)

    Don’t forget our Toddler Storytime session will continue throughout the school holidays! Every Tuesday, 10.30am


    Jandowae Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Wednesday 9 January, 10-11am – Stop motion (8+)

    Wednesday 16 January, 10-11am – Alien name: turn your name into an alien (6+)


    Miles Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Thursday 3 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Thursday 17 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)

    Tuesday 22 January, 10-11am – Curious creatures craft (5+)


    Tara Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 8 January, 10am-12pm – Curious Creatures craft table (no bookings required)

    Tuesday 15 January, 10am-12pm – Sphero: painting with robotic balls (10+)


    Meandarra and Wandoan Libraries (no need to book)

    A Curious Creatures craft table will be available throughout the January holidays. Call in any time.

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  • Christmas School Holiday Activities

    Visit your Library for a dose of Christmas creativity these school holidays!


    Chinchilla Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 2.30-3.30pm – Christmas makerspace (6+)

    Thursday 20 December, 2.30-3.30pm – Make a Christmas present (6+)

    Friday 21 December, 10.15-11.00am – Toddler Christmas Storytime (2-5) *No bookings necessary


    Dalby Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Monday 17 December, 10.30-11.30am – Christmas makerspace (5+)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10.30-11.30am – Toddler Storytime makerspace (2-5)

    Wednesday 19 December, 10.30-11.30am – Christmas makerspace (5+)


    Jandowae Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    Wednesday 19 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    Thursday 20 December, 9am-12pm – Christmas yarn makerspace (5+)

    These activities are run in partnership with the Jandowae Yarners Group


    Miles Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Thursday 20 December, 10-11am – Christmas craft (5+)


    Tara Library (bookings essential – click here to book now)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10-11am – Light-up Christmas card (6+)


    Meandarra and Wandoan Libraries (no need to book)

    A craft table will be available during the Christmas holidays. Call in any time.

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  • December’s Gardening Australia

    Christmas is fast approaching and so many things to do in the house.  Save time to do a few a things  in the garden as the weather will be hot over the holiday period.  Short on time, set up a sprinkler system or sit some thirsty pot plants in saucers, try and keep the more delicate plants in the shade of trees or a make shift green house. If going away for a few days sit pot plants  on a bed of sand or foam carpet underlay to help hold moisture during the hot weather.

    The colorful display on the front cover is made up with a variety of flowers, succulents, daisies and greenery.  Turn to page 34 and using the instructions to create a Christmas wreath using succulents.  Start now, so the wreath will be ready to hang on the front door for Christmas or this display can be used as a  table center piece.

    Now is the time to take cuttings of the following natives – bottlebrush, grevillea, melaleuca, mint bush and westringia.  Evergreen shrubs like rosemary, hibiscus, gardenia, daphne, buxus and azalea.  Using the tips cut to a length to 10 cm dip in rooting powder and place in container of good quality seed raising mix, water well and place a plastic bag over the top securing with a rubber band.  Succulents a very easy to strike by using leaf cuttings. leave leaf to dry out for a couple of days then gently push leaf base into  potting mix, keeping mix moist.

    Hydrangeas, what can I say?  I wait every year for mine to bloom, compact enough to grow in pots, repeat bloomer.  Take a look at pages 14-17, new varieties are in your nursery now. How to grow and keep it looking it best instructions included.

    Tropical and subtropical gardens are not complete unless it has a few caladiums growing. Bright colored leaves with darker color veins streaking through the leaf is very eye catching. Turn to pages 18 through to 21  and see for your self, how mesmerising  these plants are.

    Want something different to fill in the bare patch in your garden bed?  Why not try a grass plant!  Colors such as pink, purple and blue feathered stems, look to pages 24 to 27.  They can be used in your flower arrangements bringing a different texture to the arrangement.

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  • What’s on in your community for December

    December 6 —  Baby Rhyme Time with Karen at the Wandoan Library at 10.00 am – 10.30 am

    December 7 —  Noonga Laser Skirmish

    December 12 — Kindy children meet at the library for the last time for 2018 for story time and craft

    December 13 — Book Club meet at the Wandoan Library at 3.30 pm for  our last meeting for 2018

    December 14 —  Closing date for “Letters for Santa”

    December 17 – 21  —  Christmas Craft at the Library all ages welcome

    December 18 — Noonga Christmas Tree and Farewell for the Sinnamons

    December 20 — Baby Rhyme Time with  Karen at the Wandoan Library at 10.00 am – 10.30 am

    December 21 — Council  Customer Service Center closed for the Christmas Break and reopening January 2  2019

    December 22 —  Entries Close for the Christmas Letter Box Decoration Competition  e-mail entries to wandoansurfclub@nullbigpond.com First prize : $50 Second prize : $3o and Third prize is $20

    DATE CLAIMER  February 2 2019 for the Noonga Annual Old Time Dance

    WANDOAN Show Society Miss Showgirl & Rural Ambassador Event — March 2 2019

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  • Letters from Santa

    Would your child like to receive a personalised letter from Santa? If so, we’ve got you covered!

    Simply write a letter to Santa Claus, North Pole and drop it in to your local library.

    Letters need to be delivered to the Dalby, Chinchilla, Jandowae, Tara or Wandoan Library by Friday 14 December to ensure that your child receives a reply.

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  • Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

    Come in and join the fun at our Storytime for Kids!

    Karen or Chris will be singing, reading a fantastic story, and making some great craft to take home.

    Our next Storytime is December 12, 2018

    Time: 9.30-10.30am

    Storytime for Kids is best suited to ages 3–5 years, but everyone is welcome. Enquiries to 1300 COUNCIL or wandoan.library@nullwdrc.qld.gov.au

    Looking for Storytime at a branch near you? Click here for other Storytime sessions.

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  • Better Homes and Gardens

    This Decembers edition is full of Christmas cooking,  handmade gifts and decorations to dress up your home for the festive season.

    Take the stress out of the occasion by planing well ahead and doing small jobs every few days.  Bake it and freeze it if possible. Each grocery shop buy an item of tinned or bottled juice or soft-drink that can be safely put away for the big day.   Use greenery from the garden for the table decorations,  get the children in on the planning as well, as it is a family gathering.  Remember to hang some tinsel on the pots on the patio and paint pots or fence in bright festive colors.

    Instructions on pages 87 -88 on how to dress up a side walkway with a bit of clever landscaping and lots of leafy plants.  Check your nursery for plants that thrive in  shade and cool atmosphere.  Palms, ferns and clivias.

    Fast Ed’s kitchen has ideas to make snacks, salads and sweets for the busy party season.  Pages 96 -107 for food in a flash.

    Have you never made a Christmas cake before?  Easy step-by-step instructions to 3 classic rich cakes for you to bake.  First recipe is a chocolate fruit and nut wreath, followed by a rich fruit cake, and third is flour-less fruit cake.  Soak your fruit in your choice of brandy, sherry, dark rum, whisky or flavored liqueur over night, and follow instructions.

    Love the shade of blue in your home.  Adding pots, rugs, cushions, wall hangings, feature walls, light fittings all in your favorite shade gives the room a cool  relaxed feel.

    Front door or cabinets hinges need a quick fix?  Instructions on how it fix it and what tools you need. Page 140 -142

    See our back issues for more ideas on dressing up your home, garden tips and food ideas to share with the family.  Go on line to RBDigital and read without leaving your home.

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  • Wandoan Bookclub

    Love a good book and enjoy sharing your thoughts on the book?

    Wandoan Library has our very own Bookclub and our next get together will be on Thursday 13 December at 3.30pm.

    Looking for a Bookclub closer to you? Click here for details of Bookclubs at our other branches.

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  • Gallery walls Vacant

    Invitation to interested persons who would like to display there works of art on our walls short or long term.

    Our gallery space is available to display artwork, photography or any quilts or handiwork.

    Enquire at the counter at the library, Chris or Karen will be glad to help.

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