For children and teens
For Children and Teens
School holiday activities
We provide activities to school-aged children during the school holidays. Activities include crafts, games, fitness, movies and anything fun we can think of – check with the library for the list of events close to the holidays. Events can also be viewed in the Library Events calendar. Bookings are essential for most activities.
Wink and Blink
Every school holidays we create two activity booklets for children to take free of charge. Wink is the booklet for younger children and Blink is for older school aged children. The booklets are available from the weekend that holidays start and can be collected from the desk at either Burdekin Library Ayr or Home Hill Branch Library.
Summer reading program
The Summer Reading Club program is a FREE public program offered online and in libraries across Australia during the December-January school holidays. Click here for more information!
Fun in the Library
Burdekin Library is home to several iPads and tablets for children to use in the library, providing they have their membership card. Puzzles and colour-ins are also available upon request.
Gale Interactive: Science Click here to visit Gale Interactive
Provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects - biology, chemistry, earth science and human anatomy. Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models where you can zoom in, rotate, or pull them apart.
LOTE4Kids Click here to visit LOTE4Kids
This digital resource allows children to enjoy the magic of books in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). There 1950+ titles and 50+ languages, including Auslan. Use your Library card to enter the magical world of books in other languages.
Coding fun Click here to visit Rainforest Coding
Burdekin Library offers free access to Rainforest Coding which is a developing collection of adventures and activities designed to make Scratch, the programming language, easier to understand and fun to learn. There are games to play, projects to remix and lots of sound, graphic and animation allowing you to gain the confidence to use Scratch independently.
OverDrive for Kids Click here to visit Overdrive for Kids
Like to read or listen to stories? We have lots of books to download to your computer, iPad, tablet or e-reader.
OverDrive for Teens Click here to visit Overdrive for Teens
Your own reading room, designed just for you. Visit the Overdrive for Teens website, or download the Libby app.