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. 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.
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
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
Your own reading room, designed just for you. Visit the Overdrive for Teens website, or download the Libby app.
Kanopy for Kids
You can find movies, TV series, animated storybooks and anime favourites for pre-schooler and up on the Kids section of the Kanopy website.
National Geographic Kids
Here you can find videos, articles, books and images from the National Geographic organisation.