Get Online Week morning tea and information session

Burdekin Library is inviting people to come along and learn more about the library’s electronic resources.  Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin says the event, taking place at the Burdekin Library on Monday 15 October at 10:30am, gives everyone the opportunity to make the most of the internet.

“During the Get Online morning tea, Council’s Library staff will host a short information session regarding the various online services offered by the Burdekin Libraries, such as our movie streaming, eBook and eAudiobook platforms,” Cr McLaughlin said.  “Staff will also go through step-by-step how to use the Library’s online catalogue, which allows members to reserve physical books at any time. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own tablet and library membership card to allow staff to help in setting up member’s online accounts.”

Running from October 15-21, Get Online Week will see hundreds of community events take place across the country.  It is the first time the campaign has been held in Australia, after 11 successful years in the UK where hundreds of thousands of people have been supported. The campaign aims to support the two and a half million Australians who are not online.

Jess Wilson, National Director for Good Things Foundation, the organisation running the campaign, says “Get Online Week will help thousands of people across Australia to improve their digital skills – whether they’ve never been online before, or have done a little but want to do more. There is free and friendly support in hundreds of communities, and so whatever you want to do online, you can find the support to do it.”

Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager Alexis Adams says many Burdekin residents are cautious to transition to digital services.

“Through this event, we’re hoping to not only let people know about what services we have, but also encourage those members of the community who may be nervous about getting online to do so with better support.”

New movie streaming service now online!

Through arrangements made by 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.


Show holiday closure

The Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will both be closed on Wednesday 27 June for the Burdekin Show Holiday. Both branches will reopen at their usual Thursday opening time on 28 June.

Enjoy the Show!

Overdrive eBooks app now easier to use

If you haven’t looked at our Overdrive collection recently – or ever!! – now is the time. The app is easier to use and the collection continues to grow. 10 pubic libraries and State Library of Queensland all contribute to buy the eBooks and eAudiobooks available for download. All these titles are free to library members. Information about using this product is available on our website

Labour Day closure

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 7 May 2018. The libraries will reopen on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at the usual time. We wish everyone an enjoyable long weekend and look forward to seeing you after Labour Day.

Anzac Day closure

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday. The libraries will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 24 April and will reopen on Thursday 26 April. We look forward to seeing you after the public holiday.

Library Easter weekend closure

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will be closed for the Easter weekend. The libraries will close at 5.00pm on Thursday 29 March and will reopen on Tuesday 3 April. We wish everyone an enjoyable weekend and look forward to seeing you after the break.

FREE technology workshops by Fiftysix Creations for school students

Fiftysix Creations are coming to the Burdekin!

  • FREE workshop for Primary and Secondary students
  • Build your very own Fiftysix Virtual Reality headset (you can take this home for FREE)
  • Learn how to start a business or social change movement
  • Explore the insides of tablet computers and computer hardware

Venue: Burdekin Library, 108 Graham Street, Ayr

Date: Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Time: 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Limited numbers – BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – Phone Burdekin Library  on (07) 4783 9970

For more information about Fiftysix Creations please visit their website.

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