Library happenings: Access Freegal Music

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Saturday 9am – 12noon,  5486 3705, Visit us at:

Gympie Regional Libraries members have free access to streaming and downloadable eMusic; there are over three million songs in MP3 format, including Sony Music’s extensive list of artists to choose from.

You can stream music for three hours a day and download up to five songs per week to keep!

Visit our webpage, login to Freegal Music using your library card number and pin number or contact your library for more information about this service. Songs downloaded are in MP3 format and music can be transferred to an MP3 player or iPod or burnt to a CD.

Gympie Regional Literary Awards 2016

The Gympie Region Literary Awards Program is one of the ways Gympie Regional Libraries contribute to the Gympie Gold Rush Festival.

Beginning in 1995, the Literary Awards have become a much anticipated cultural event for the Gympie region.

The aim of the Gympie Region Literary Awards is to highlight the creative talents of people in the Gympie Region and surrounding areas, and to encourage the writing and illustrating talents of all who participate.

The competition is open to children from 10 to 17 years of age and adults, 18 and over, who reside in the Gympie Regional Council area and surrounding council regions. Entry forms are available on the library website and at all library branches.


Gympie Regional Libraries welcome new members and joining is easy!

Just bring along a form of identification with your current residential address, and our friendly staff will sign you up.

Members can take advantage of our 20-item loan limit for a three-week loan period. Members also have full access to our elibrary, which includes ebooks, emagazines and emusic available to download on your device. Visitors to the region are welcome to join.

Soul deep in horses memoir of an equestrian vagabondSoul deep in horses: memoir of an equestrian vagabond

Merri Melde

ANF 636.1 MELD

There’s something warm and authentic about the writing of self-published author and photographer Merri Melde. It was the title of her book that piqued my interest at first – Soul Deep in Horses: Memoir of an Equestrian Vagabond.

A combination of travel journal and horse riding adventures, Merri recounts her equine exploits around the globe, from riding Irish racehorses on the Curragh in wet and windy County Kildare, to the heart-stopping horror of seeing her packhorse somersault off a cliff in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding fleet of foot Arabian stallions across the deserts of Egypt or evoking Lord of the Rings style treks in New Zealand, this book of horse tales, told with humour and warmth, may just inspire you to dust off your riding boots.


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