Rediscover your local library

Burdekin residents are being urged to rediscover their library next week as part of Library and Information Week 2013.

Burdekin Library Services Manager John Scott said Library and Information Week was a week of activities promoting the value and role of libraries in the community and invited residents to rediscover the shire’s libraries.

“We have a great line up of activities happening at our libraries next week including the chance to raise funds for cancer at our Biggest Morning Tea event at the Burdekin Library Ayr on Thursday (May 23),” he said. “We are offering coffee and cake for a gold coin donation all day at the library, so why not organise a group and come in.”

Mr Scott said the Burdekin Library Ayr would also hold a one-hour presentation entitled “Preserving Your Digital Story” on Tuesday (May 21) from 10.30am. 

“Most of us have old photographs and digital images that make up our story and in this presentation we will look at some simple strategies for preserving your story,” he said. “For example, did you know that it’s recommended to create new copies once every five years and you should check them yearly to ensure that they can still be viewed. These are some of the issues we will explore in this one-hour overview.”

Bookings for this presentation are required.

Other activities include:

  • Wednesday (May 22) is National Simultaneous Story Time.  This year’s story is Wrong Book. Join us at the Home Hill Library for Storytime and be part of National Simultaneous Storytime.
  • Friday (May 24) at 2pm. Repeat of the “Preserving Your Digital Story”. Bookings required.
  • Saturday (May 25) “Tech Talks with John” 10.30-11.30am.

For further details on the activities or to make a booking, please call the library on 07 4783 9970.

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