Rainbow Beach – Library Happenings – March 2020

Library Lovers Day was held last month at the Rainbow Beach Library with a lot of work done to make it a lovely event by Caroline and Jenny. Pictured are Chris and Anne Thornton, Jenny Tanner, Gayle Young, Ze, Caroline Taylor, Maree Heron, Rose Mayes and Val Davidson.

Library Lovers Day was held last month at the Rainbow Beach Library with a lot of work done to make it a lovely event by Caroline and Jenny. Pictured are Chris and Anne Thornton, Jenny Tanner, Gayle Young, Ze, Caroline Taylor, Maree Heron, Rose Mayes and Val Davidson.

We have such a beautiful free library in Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay with the daily newspaper, free books,  internet, up-to-date magazines, air conditioning and such knowledgeable staff who always go the extra mile.

If you don’t already, take the time to get to know your local library – the source of so much information and fun.

Drop in and say thank you to Caroline, who after many years is retiring in April – thanks Caroline.

First 5 Forever Storytime
First 5 Forever storytime is an interactive program for preschool children and babies in a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on fun for all preschool children, babies and their caregivers. Sessions are held weekly at the following locations.

Rainbow Beach Library, Mondays 10am -11am

Tin Can Bay Library, Thursdays 9.30am -10.30am

Wi-Fi and Mobile networks

You can connect to the internet without any cables, and we call this type of internet connection Wi-Fi. This session will teach you all about Wi-Fi, which we use when we’re at home or in a place that has free Wi-Fi, like a café or airport. You’ll also learn about mobile data which we can use anywhere anytime and how it is different from Wi-Fi.

Tin Can Bay Library – Thursday 19 March 2-4pm

Cyber Safety 

Feel safe and confident online by learning the basics of secure internet use. Learn how to protect yourself against viruses and malware, pay safely online and create strong passwords. Basic computer and internet skills required.

Rainbow Beach Library – Thursday 19 March 10am-12noon

Book Clubs

Book Clubs flourish throughout the Gympie Region, with more than 25 active reading groups currently accessing the multiple book-set collections of Gympie Regional Libraries.

If you’re an avid reader and would like to discuss the work of great authors with other book lovers, contact your nearest library branch today.

There is a new Book Club about to launch in Rainbow Beach if you would like to join – leave your name with the library team.

Cooloola Card Makers – Every second Wednesday from 9am -11am

Cooloola Card Markers is the group to join if you want a fun morning out in addition to making new friends along with your cards. Beginners and experienced are welcome. Join us at Tin Can Bay Library and let your creative juices flow. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Rainbow Beach Art Group – Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 10am

Join us at Rainbow Beach Library for a fantastic morning of fun and creativity. Each session covers something different with the aim of exploring different avenues of art. Come along and enjoy a morning getting in touch with your inner artist. Tea and coffee will be provided. Phone: 5486 3705 for more information.

Tin Can Bay Art Group – Tuesdays from 10am-12noon
Calling all artists! Join us at Tin Can Bay Library to share work and ideas, seek advice from other talented eyes, and connect with artists in our community. Bring your work-in-progress or your finished piece and join in a friendly chat. Exchange ideas, participate in a mini-workshop or see an art demonstration. All artists, levels, and mediums welcome. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.

Rainbow Beach Library

Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm; Wednesday and Friday 2pm – 5pm; Saturday 9am – 12noon, phone 5486 3705

Tin Can Bay Library 

Monday and Wednesday 9am – 12.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am, phone 5486 4355

gympie.qld.gov.au/library or facebook.com/GRLibraries