Summer Reading Club is here!

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Kids, get ready to join the Burdekin Library’s Summer Reading Club program.
The national Summer Reading Club will return to Burdekin Library; online at summer reading club and in more than a thousand public libraries across the country for another fun-filled season.

The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages you to discover new worlds as you explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures through a range of activities available in the library and online.

Come into the Burdekin Library and register for the program to receive your activity pack, including a reading log. If you are not a library member bring in a parent and their ID to join the library for FREE!!

You can also register online to participate in a range of activities – blog with children’s authors, Dr. Cameron Stelzer and Emma Middleton, search for answers to Encylopedia Britannica’s sponsored quiz, craft a What Happens Next story ending to Dave Lowe’s story starter, share your book raves, artwork, and lots more.

Summer Reading Club members can also meet 21 new Australian authors and illustrators online, read their helpful creative hints and tips and preview exclusives of their up and coming work.

Summer Reading Club will run from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019.

 

New eBook and eAudiobook platform is here!

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We are excited to announce that Burdekin Library has joined with  three other libraries in the North Queensland Network to bring you access to a new range of e-titles in both book and audio formats.  This is through the Borrowbox app provided by Bolinda Digital, an innovative Australian company providing high quality eContent. You can access the app through the App Store or Google Play. You are now able to take advantage of this new user-friendly service which is FREE to library members.

 

New movie streaming service now available!

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Through the State Library of Queensland, Burdekin Library members can access more than 30,000 films, for FREE. The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.  Enjoy this amazing service now it is live.

 

New phone number for Home Hill Branch Library

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With the introduction of the NBN and better internal communication systems the Home Hill Branch Library phone has now been added to the Council phone system. Unfortunately this has also meant the introduction of a new phone number. Jocelyn can now be reached on 4783 9969. The previous number currently has a diversion in place to direct calls to the new number, but this won’t last forever – so best to update the number now, wherever you have it stored!

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