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Toowoomba Libraries have Books, Games & Activities for Families

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Looking for fun learning activities for your child in Toowoomba? Your local library might be offering just what you’ve been searching for. The Toowoomba Region Library Service offers 13 libraries located across the region, making sure you and your children have access to a plethora of books, magazines, movies, music, internet, eResources, online learning plus much more. Besides the range of resources available, the local library service conveniently offers fun, learning filled activities for babies and young children across most of their branches, including Story Time, Rhyme Time, LEGO Literacy Club, and more!

Story Time

Story time sessions run for 45 minutes and are a wonderful way for your child to socialise and be introduced to literacy and the joy of reading. They are filled with stories, rhymes and songs aimed at 2-5 year old children and their parents, however all ages are welcomed. The sessions provide children with a fun and relaxed start to their reading development before school through interactive storytelling, music, play and art. Bookings are not necessary.

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time includes Toddler Time for children aged 1-3, and Baby Rhyme Time for babies aged under 1 year old. It is an interactive, early literacy program developed to introduce young children into the world of reading and encourage parents to nurture this skill.

Music and Movement Time

This class is aimed at children aged five and under and their parents to have fun and reinforce emergent reading skills using songs, instruments and toys. Music is used during the sessions as a natural enhancement to the learning process, making stories and activities more memorable and helping children learn.

LEGO Literacy Club

LEGO Literacy Club is now running at Oakey Library for primary-aged children to promote play with the basics of language, encouraging children to experiment, problem solve, create words and rhymes, learn new vocabulary and practice letters and numbers using LEGO bricks.

Where do I go?

We’ve compiled a list of the 13 libraries our Toowoomba region has to offer, including their location and the variety of family activities they host.

Cecil Plains Library

Address: Taylor Street, Cecil Plains

Story Time: First Friday of the month at 10:30am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Clifton Library

Meara Place, Clifton

Story Time: Every second Tuesday from 11.30am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Crows Nest Library (John French VC Memorial Library)

Corner New England Highway and William Street, Crows Nest

Story Time: Monday from 9.15am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Goombungee Library

Goombungee Cultural Centre next to Council’s administration complex, 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee.

Story Time: Thursday from 9am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Highfields Library

Community Court, Highfields Place, Highfields

Story Time: Friday from 10.30am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Local History Library

155 Herries Street

Read more about the library here.

Millmerran Library

Herbert Street, Millmerran

Story Time: Tuesday from 10am, during school term only.

Rhyme Time: Baby Rhyme time – Tuesday at 9:30am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Mobile Library

The mobile library travels across the region throughout the week, please visit website for details.

Read more about the library here.

Toowoomba Regional Council Mobile Library

Oakey Library

Oakey Civic Precint, 60 Campbell Street, Oakley

Story Time: Every second Tuesday from 11.30am during the school term.

Music and Movement Time: First Tuesday at 9.30am during school term only.

Lego Literacy Club: Third Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00pm.

Pittsworth Library

104 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth

Story Time: Tuesday at 9.30am during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Quinalow Library

Daly Street, Quinalow

Story Time: First and third Tuesday of every month at 9.30am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Toowoomba City Library

618 Ruthven Street

Story Time: Friday from 9:45am

Rhyme Time: Toddler Time (1-3yrs) – every Monday at 11am.

Baby Rhyme Time: (0-1yrs) – every Monday at 11:30am.

Music and Movement Time: Monday at 10.30am during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

Yarraman Library

Post Office Building, Cnr Toomey and Douglas Streets, Yarraman

Story Time: Fourth Thursday of every month from 10.15am, during school term only.

Read more about the library here.

So what are you waiting for? Head down to one of your local library branches to experience a world filled with books, movies, magazines and a load of fun-filled learning experiences for both you and your child to immerse in!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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