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What’s On at the Library
From First Five Forever sessions to Maker Space and Adult Programs, explore our calendar of events to find out what’s on at your local library branch!
School Holidays are here! We have lots on offer at Whitsunday Regional Libraries, including Puppet Shows and Workshops with Larrikin Puppets. Check out our events calendar for dates and times of what’s on. Get in now and book your place so that you can be part of the fun!
Did you know you can check books out yourself using our new library app? You can also use your smartphone as your library card, search the catalogue, access eResources and much much more!
Book Week is over for 2023. Check out these cute dress ups from Cannonvale Library Baby Bounce. Baby Bounce is held at Cannonvale, Bowen and Proserpine Libraries during school term. Come along and join us for nursery rhymes, action songs, stories and play!.
BorrowBox is delighted to invite you to an exclusive event with Heather Morris, the multimillion-copy bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz trilogy. Join us on Wednesday 21st September at 5pm (AEST) for this unmissable online event.
Join us and celebrate Australian authors and illustrators at Whitsunday Regional Libraries during Children’s Book Week, 19th-25th August 2023. Come along to our children’s sessions in your Book Week costume and enjoy activities such as grass head making, seed planting, castle decorating and creating your own puzzle piece. We can’t wait to see you then!
Celebrate National Science Week from the 12th-20th August with Whitsunday Regional Libraries. We have exciting new resources from Children’s Discovery that help us to explore the natural world through genuine science-based investigations. There are Spark! Junior Discovery Boxes for loan and Big Bang Science, Little Bang Discovery and Discovery Plus kits for use in children’s library programs. We look forward to talking, seeing and doing science in the libraries with everyone and learning more about the fascinating world in which we live.
The 2023-2025 Social and Emotional Learning collection is now live on your Libby app.
This book bundle has been donated as part of OverDrive’s Everyone Reads program, which provides patrons with no-cost, always-available titles to boost community’s access to digital books.
The refreshed collection contains over 50 simultaneous-use ebooks and will be available until 30 June 2025.
Rach from Bunnings joined our Storytime session in the Proserpine library. We read a story about how seeds grow, and the children had a wonderful time decorating terracotta pots and planting basil. Thank you, Miss Rach!
Hoopla's newest collection is here! You can now borrow Japanese-style comic books and graphic novels, known as manga, on hoopla under the comics section. With thousands of new titles coming in the next few months, you can now read over 300 manga titles on hoopla in the traditional right-to-left orientation.
Come join us at the Bowen Library for our new Little Library Play session every Friday at 10.30am. Aimed at children walking to 3 years these play sessions allow young ones to learn and practice new sounds. They can try out new vocabulary, on their own or with others, and exercise their imagination and creativity through roleplay. By playing with others, children learn how to take turns, cooperate and share. This also helps them to develop their language skills. We look forward to seeing you at this new fun session.
The LOTE collection across the region is routinely renewed. This time around we spotted a few of our favourites… Cannonvale Library currently holds Spanish, German, Dutch, Korean junior items and Korean and Hungarian adult items while Bowen Library hold Tamil adult fiction items. Please contact your local branch if you have any queries.
Is your child creative? Do they like to build? Are they interested in robotics? Come along to Makerspace at Bowen, Cannonvale and Proserpine Libraries and join in with fun activities to develop these skills and more. Cannonvale Library also offers Mini Makers for children aged 5 and under to help little ones experience the world of making too.
Set your child up for success! It's important to foster an early love of books and reading in your child's life. By signing them up for their very own library card, you can help them feel confident and comfortable in the library space. A library card opens new worlds to your child, so pop into your local library today!
Have you visited one of our PCYC Library Stations yet? These spaces are especially for families to connect and engage, with resources including books, toys and community information.