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Library programs

See below for our list of kids, adults and seniors programs

  • Baby Rhyme Time (0 years - 2 years)

    Suitable for babies up to 24 months old and their parents.

    Held at various library branches, under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive half hour program is full of simple songs, action rhymes and shared book reading. Sessions are held during the school term.


    Wednesdays at 10:30am


  • Wriggle and Rhyme (2 years - 3 years)

    Suitable for toddlers and their parents.

    Held under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive half hour program aims to boost your toddler’s literacy development and have fun with action songs, finger plays, dances, rhymes, stories and sensory play. Sessions are held during the school term.

    Blackwater – COMMING SOON

    Capella – COMMING SOON

    Dingo – COMMING SOON

    Duaringa – COMMING SOON

    Emerald – COMMING SOON

    Gemfields – COMMING SOON

    Rolleston – COMMING SOON

    Springsure – COMMING SOON

    Tieri – COMMING SOON

  • Story Time (3 years - 5 years)

    Our Story Time sessions, under the First5Forever banner, are suitable for children up to 5 years of age with parental supervision. Activities range from reading, singing, dancing and simple crafts. Sessions are held during the school term.


    Wednesdays at 10.00am


    Fridays at 10.00am


    Fridays at 9.30am


    Mondays at 10.00am

    Thursdays at 10.30am


    Saturdays at 10.30am


    Wednesdays at 10.00am

    Thursdays at 10.30am

    Wednesdays at 10.30am

  • Play Time (0 years - 5 years)

    Suitable for children aged 0 – 5 and their parents.

    Held under the First5Forever banner, this fun and interactive program aims to boost your child’s coordination and social development and have fun with a mixture of sensory play. Sessions are held during the school term.

    Blackwater – Currently on hold

    Emerald – Currently on hold

  • Crafternoon - After School Activities (6 years - 12 years)

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    All programs listed are aimed at children after school. Adult supervision is required for children under the age of 8. Sessions are held during the school term.

    Capella Library

    Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    (during school terms; involves craft, robotics and games)

    Dingo Library

    Homework Club – Every Wednesday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

    (receive free homework help and afternoon tea)

    Crafternoon – Every Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm

    (during school term; involves and craft activity)

    Duaringa Library

    Crafternoon – Every Monday and Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

    (free homework help, craft activities and afternoon tea)

    Rolleston Library
    Crafternoon- Every Monday and Tuesday afternoon 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

    (during school term; involves crafts, games and activities)

  • Robotics


    Join the library staff for the educational fun of robotics. Programs and time slots are offered to all community members during each School Holiday break. Robotics are also accessible during the school term for people of all ages, just ask your nearest library branch.

    Build, play and learn with free access to new technology. All library branches across the region have robotics kits for use of the public.

    Schools and community groups are encouraged to contact their nearest library branch to arrange sessions.

  • Colour CH happy


    Come and join our stress reducing colouring program. Bring your own materials or use what is provided. This is a social group open to all community members. Drop in for 10 minutes or for 2 hours, this service is flexible for you!

    Upon request

    Mondays 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    Fridays 11:00am – 1:00pm

  • Tech Savvy


    Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Training Guidelines have been developed, by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Telstra, for public library staff to deliver the training program to seniors in their local community.

    This free course covers the introduction to computers, tablets, smartphones, emailing, job search, basic cyber safety and more useful information in a friendly environment.

    We also offer tech support by request. Just ask your nearest library branch if they can help you with your query

    Contact your local library for more information on upcoming dates and times.

  • Beginners' Family History Workshops

    Come and learn how to get started with your family history research. We will introduce you to the popular Ancestry database as well as provide you with hints and tips to help get you up and running with your research.


    Family History group meets once a month, every second Monday of the month at 9:00am


    These three part workshops will be ran periodically throughout the year on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Contact the Emerald Library staff for more details.

  • Adult craft


    There are crochet sessions for adults offered at library branches as social groups within communities. Items made during these sessions are often sold or donated to various charities, fundraisers and facilities.


    Every Wednesday and Friday 10:ooam – 12:30pm


    Every Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm


  • Seniors Morning Tea

    All senior citizens are invited to join in this social gathering held at three of our regions’ library branches. With craft, activities and conversation this is a morning of connection and relaxation.


    Monthly on Thursdays at 9:00am

    Please contact Centacare for more details; including arranging pick up, fee for transport by Centacare.


    Fortnightly on a Thursday morning at 10:00am


    Every third Thursday of the month at 9:00am

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