Technology and Entrepreneurship workshop – FREE

Fiftysix Creations images

Fiftysix Creations is coming to the Burdekin to offer a workshop where you can make a Virtual Reality headset, explore tablet hardware and learn how to start a business or social change movement.

There are limited spaces available for primary and secondary students for the workshop to be held at the Burdekin Library on Tuesday 14 November from 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Phone the Burdekin Library on 07 4783 9970 to book.


A newspaper for kids!

Crinkling News Logo

Burdekin Library has recently subscribed to Crinkling News, the only national newspaper for young Australians. As parents and veterans of the newspaper industry, the publishers realised there was little in the way of child-accessible news outlets in our country. Yet kids are fascinated by the world around them and want to be active in their community. And surprisingly, they are keen to see articles in a print format.

Crinkling News is aimed at seven- to 14-year-olds, but can challenge and absorb all who turn its pages. Subscribers and readers are encouraged to take ownership of their newspaper by submitting reviews and photographs, writing opinion pieces, and suggesting story ideas.

Come on in to the Library to check it out for yourself.


Website subscription renewed



We are delighted to announce we have recently renewed our subscription to Rainforest Coding and can continue to
be able to offer unlimited access from home to a website where you can learn coding in a fun environment
using Scratch which is currently being taught in many Schools. Best of all its designed for kids and adults and a lot of fun.



New way of accessing Tumblebooks


Earlier this year, State Library needed to make some changes to the authentication system for our TumbleBookLibrary account. With this system in place, you can still easily access TumbleBooks from your home.  The new URL will require you to enter your library card number the first time you log in. As long as you have  cookies enabled, you will only have to enter the card number once. Every subsequent login will give you direct access to the collection without having to enter your card number.


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