Summer Reading Club is here!

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.

Over 43,000 children registered with the Summer Reading Club in 2017, reading over 360,000 books between them over summer, and organisers are hoping participants will crack half a million books in 2018.

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.


Created for children and young people pre-school age to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free program led by the State Library of Queensland that inspires imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading. The Summer Reading Club is delivered in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) the Australian Public Library Allianxe (APLA) and public libraries across Australia.

Fun for whole family at Burdekin libraries this Christmas

The Burdekin and Home Hill Branch Libraries will be hubs of activity this December following the announcement of the Christmas school holiday activities program.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said with a number of free and affordable activities on offer, there’s something to keep everyone busy this festive season.

The program includes old favourites, such as Christmas-themed Storytime and a movie at Ideas@108, as well as plenty of new activities.

“What’s really exciting is that for the first time we’ve included two adult craft sessions in our holiday activities program, meaning there really is something for everyone at the libraries,” Cr McLaughlin.

“Our Christmas activities are always popular, so I encourage families to book early to avoid disappointment,” Cr McLaughlin said.

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For further information please visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

Library holiday hours

Burdekin Library and Home Hill Branch Library will have some different operating hours as we approach the festive season.


Friday 14 December – Both libraries will close at 3.00 pm instead of 5.00 pm.

Friday 21 December – Both libraries will close at 4.00 pm instead of 5.00pm.



Home Hill Branch will close at 4.00 pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen at 10.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Burdekin Library will close at 1.00 pm on Saturday 22 December 2018 and reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.


We wish everyone a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Messy Play – last Thursday of every Month

Come along for some Messy Play Fun with Burdekin Library, on the last Thursday of every Month (not including school holidays).

Dates: 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 27th July, 31st August, 26th October, 30th November

Time: 10:30am

Where: Theatre Forecourt

Cost: Free

Ages: 0-5 years

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