Wandoan Library

  • Holiday Reading and Movies

    Make sure you have plenty of DVD’s and reading material for the holidays.

    Wandoan Library and Customer Service Centre closes on December 21 and reopens January 2

    Enjoy your Christmas and may the coming year be a wonderful one

    See you in 2018

  • Photography Exhibition titled Beach to Bush

    Local ladies Lisa Kleidon and Meegan Bradshaw have a joint exhibition at the Wandoan Library, viewing can be during opening hours Monday to Friday.

    The exhibition of framed landscapes and  seascapes, are for sale. This is an exciting time for the girls, so give them your support and come along and view display.

    COMPETITION TIME, Stop by and vote for your favourite Photo for your chance to win a $70.00 voucher

  • Keep children reading over the holidays and reap the rewards

    By keeping your children reading over the holidays you will ensure they maintain their reading level or increase it ready for the new school year in January. Some helpful hints include making reading fun by finding humorous books in our collection. You may like to let your children choose their own books as we have loads to choose from and there is something that will appeal to everyone.

    Another tip is to download BorrowBox as your child may enjoy reading eBooks on their tablet or smartphone. Visit the library often.

    We love helping children and encouraging them to use our facilities, furthermore, children can obtain their own library card from any of our branches. Don’t forget the importance of reading with your children. Children love it when you take an interest and laugh with them. Some great books to read with your children are books written by Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Enid Blyton or Emily Rodda or laugh together to books written by Paul Jennings or Andy Griffiths.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • January School Holidays: Game on!

    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 (all ages, no need to book)

    Friday 19th January 10.00am–12.00pm: Junior Art Workshop (10+)

     

    Chinchilla (bookings essential)

    Monday 8 January, 10.00am–5.30pm: Game Day (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 12 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm:  Maker Space (7+)

    Thursday 13 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)

    Monday 15 January, 10.00am–5.30pm: Game Day (all ages, no need to book)

    Wednesday 17 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)

    Thursday 18 January, 2.30pm–3.30pm: Maker Space (7+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday, 10.15am

     

    Dalby (bookings essential)

    Thursday 11 January, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Maker Space (5+)

    Wednesday 17 January, 3.30pm–4.30pm: Robot Wars! Battle it out with Battle Bots (7+)

    Thursday 18 January 3.30pm–4.30pm: Game on: Rocket League Competition (8+)

     

    Don’t forget our Storytime sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Tuesday, 10.30am

     

    Jandowae (bookings essential)

    Wednesday 10 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Paddle-Pop Catapults (7+)

    Wednesday 17 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Tower Tycoons: Build the Best Tower! (7+)

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Thursday 4 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Create a Kooky Name Skeleton (7+)

    Tuesday 9 January, 10.00am–12.00pm: Dive into a Virtual World with HTC Vive (6+)

    Thursday 18 January, 10.00am–11.00am: Wacky Races: Build it, Race it, Repeat! (7+)

     

    Tara (No bookings required)

    Monday 8 January, 10.30am–12.00pm: Game On: Make your own Board Games (6+)

    Wednesday 10 January, 10.30am–12.00pm: Game On: Make your own Board Games (6+)

     

    Meandarra and Wandoan (no need to book)

    A Game On craft table will be available throughout the January holidays. Call in any time.

  • Santa’s Mailbox

    He’s making a list and checking it twice;

    Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice;

    Santa Claus is coming to town.

    Santa Claus has once again asked the lovely librarians at Western Downs Libraries to watch over his mailbox.

    Children aged 7 years and under can receive a personalised letter from Santa if they write to him before Friday 15 December.

    Letters must include child’s full name and address.

    Mailboxes can be found in Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Tara and Wandoan libraries.

    Please address all letters to

    Santa Claus,

    North Pole

     

    For more Christmas Cheer and to find out what is happening in your area these holidays please contact your local library.

  • Deck the Library with Christmas Cheer!

    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 sessions will continue throughout the school holidays!

    • Toddlers (1–3 years) – Friday 10.15am

     

    Miles (bookings essential)

    Thursday 14 December, 10.00am–11.00am: Christmas Craft (5+)

    Wednesday 20 December, 10.00am–11.00am: Christmas Craft (5+)

     

    Tara (bookings essential)

    Monday 11 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Wednesday 13 December, 10.30–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Friday 15 December, 10.30–12.00pm: Tech Games: Sphero Golf and HTC Vive (6+)

    Tuesday 18 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Make a Christmas Present (6+, no need to book)

    Thursday 20 December, 10.30am–12.00pm: Make a Christmas Present (6+, no need to book)

     

    Jandowae, Meandarra and Wandoan (no need to book)

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

  • What’s on in your community in December

    December  7 — Grosmont S.S. End of Year Break Up Evening @ 6.00 pm

    December 9 — Noonga Community Christmas Tree @ 6.00 pm

    December 13 — Seniors Lunch – Central Motel

    December 14 — Wandoan creative sewers meet in the club room for the last meeting for the year.

    December 14 — Bookclub members meet for the last time for 2017, the book we will be discussing is a Ruth Rendall novel “The Monster in the Box”

    December 15 — Lions Christmas Lights competition will be judged, 2 categories RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL,  Prize money: FIRST $75, SECOND $50 and THIRD $25

    December 21 — Wandoan CSC & Library  close for the Christmas – New Year Break, returning  January 2, 2018

    Entries close for the CHRISTMAS LETTER BOX DECORATION COMPETITION, all entries will be posted on the Wandoan Community Commerce & Industry Facebook pages.

    Prize money for 1st place is $50, 2nd place $30, 3rd place $20  Winners will be notified by e-mail.

     

  • December Homes and Gardens

    We are being spoilt with two Better Homes and Garden magazines hitting our shelves this December.

    Both magazines have great ideas for providing your friends and family with Christmas food and gifts. There are lots of ideas to decorate your table, wall wreaths to make for the front door and Christmas decorations to make for the tree. Fast Ed has some tasty looking meals for when you entertain.

    Don’t forget the outdoor area needs brightening up as well. Display your blooming pots of flowers or shrubs and dangle some tinsel through the branches to give this area a festive feel.

    Make a list and do a few things each week and leave the big jobs for when your partner is at home to help. Involve the children in festive preparations by giving them the materials to make decorations.

    Don’t forget that we have previous editions available for some extra holiday reading.

  • Gardening Australia December 2017

    Gardening Australia magazine is out on our shelves again with lots of ideas for the Christmas season. For the holiday makers there are warnings to consumers who purchase succulents while overseas. They may seem harmless but they could be hiding pests and diseases and could land you in jail for up to five years.

    Do you a bare area in the garden that needs some colour this holiday season? Why not try planting dwarf bougainvilleas in a pot.   Try mixing different colours for a jaw dropping effect such as mixing and matching a display of pinks, purples, whites and reds.

    The indoor plant trend is on the move, home owners are filling available space with the most unusual plants. This trend will leave you wishing for lots from Santa this Christmas. Check out your nursery today for anything unusual, to decorate your flat or unit.

    The magazine also provides a list of things to do around the garden to get your plants healthy for the festive season.  So happy gardening.

     

  • Storytime for Kids with Karen and Chris

    Come in and join the fun at our Story time for Kids!

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

    Our next Storytime is February 21, 2018

    Time 10–11 am

    Story time 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 Story time at a branch near you? Click here for other Story time sessions.