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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!
Be Connected is a free Australian Government program to help seniors aged 50 plus get the most out of going online, improve their digital literacy and gain great confidence through the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site.
Courses include The essentials, Get to know your device, Getting started online, Safety first and Connecting with others.
If you are interested in being a part of this program or would like more information please contact the Bowen Library on 4761 3670.
Explore cloudLibrary Language Collection today! This collection, presented by the State Library of Queensland and powered by Bibliotheca's cloudLibrary platform, features eBooks or eAudiobooks in a language other than English. There are now 28 languages included in the growing collection, with new content added every month.
Proserpine Library showcases their new Words for Wellbeing Collection. This limited collection, curated by Mackay Regional Council Libraries, provides people with a selection of useful, evidence-based self-help resources that have been recommended by local health professionals and organisations directly involved in healthcare.
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!
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.
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.