Changes to Library Wi-Fi Service
Because Burdekin Shire Council will soon introduce a new FREE public Wi-Fi service at several locations within our Shire, there will soon be a new Library members only Wi-Fi service available at both the Burdekin Library and the Home Hill Branch Library.
Commencing 1st May 2019, the members only service will offer the following features:
• Free access – Once only manual registration at circulation desk (No more individual tickets)
• No speed limits and no time limits (currently limited to 1 Mbps)
• Data limited to 750 MB per day and a maximum of one (1) device per member at any one time.
The new public access service will offer the following features:
• Free access – Self-registration
• No speed limits and no time limits, except at the Ayr and Home Hill Visitor Information Centres where there is a four (4) hour time limit
• Data limited to 250 MB per day
Burdekin Library members, please register with your friendly library staff.
Languages other than English
Whether you want to retain fluency in your first language, keep your culture alive, or develop your skills in another language we can help you access fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs for adults and children in more than 50 languages through our bulk loan service with the State Library of Queensland. If you are interested in this service, please talk to our friendly staff and we would be happy to place a request for you.
Voting for the 2019 BILBY Awards is open
“The BILBY Awards are the Children’s Choice Awards organised by The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Queensland Branch).
Each year throughout Queensland hundreds of children select their favourite book and nominate it for the BILBY Awards. It is a wonderful opportunity for young people to exercise their voice, to have a say about what they read. This is their very own book award.
This is has been the aim of the BILBY awards since it first began and its core – that this is an award picked by young people – has not changed. What has changed in 2019 is that this will now be focused on the CBCA’s Notable books. It will be a kid’s choice, CBCA award. All books that have been selected as the 2019 Notables by the CBCA will be in the running for the BILBY awards but it is chosen purely by the target readers – children and young people. They can nominate any book that is a Notable and from the nominations there will be three BILBY awards given. The winning book will receive the golden BILBY and the two runners up will both receive silver BILBY awards.
The hope with this change in the BILBY awards is that it will encourage children and young people to “Burrow through the Notables” to find their BILBY.”
The book lists and the links to the voting surveys are on this page on the CBCA website.