Library Happenings – April 2016

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Heritage Month is here

The National Trust Queensland celebrates a month of festivities across Queensland each year. This year’s festival is from April 16 to May 18.  The theme is ‘Discovery & Rediscovery’.

The Gympie Regional Libraries have chosen to recognise the Cooloola Coast Region as our focus for this festival.  We will be creating displays, collecting memories of the local Cooloola communities and providing information sessions through guest speakers about the vast and interesting history of this beautiful region of our council area at each of the Cooloola Branches and the main Library in Gympie.

Keep an eye out for information through the branches for times and dates.

You may also like to refer to the Heritage Trail website to read about Double Island Point Lighthouse, the Cooloola Tramway, which are both Queensland Heritage listed sites, and Bullock Point. Just follow the link:

For further information please contact Beth Wilson, Local History Officer, at Gympie Regional Libraries 54810859 from Wednesday to Friday.

Staff pics for Holiday reading!

Library - A Single StoneBook reviews by Rochelle

“A Single Stone” by Meg McKinlay

A unique piece of writing that is not easily placed into a genre. This book intrigued me from the get-go with its originality.

Select girls in the village are trained and their bodies are wrapped from an early age in order to keep them to a small stature, to allow them to climb into very tiny crevices of the rock mountain to collect mica, which the village depends on for survival – for light, for warmth through the harshest of winters.

However, Jena (the protagonist), discovers a secret! A secret that has endangered the lives of mothers birthing smaller children to enter the rock.

Library - Tap the magic treeTap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson and Press Here by Herve Tullet. (Easy Picture Books)

These two titles are truly delightful interactive children’s books. We have read Tap the Magic Tree recently at First5Forever Storytime, here in the library and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Readers are asked to press, tap, turn, shake, jiggle the books and see the results of the magic within the story!


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