Summer Reading Club
All Branches – 1 December – 20 January 2023
Join Summer Reading Club from December to January at your library these school holidays.
Log the time you spend reading and go into the draw to win some awesome prizes.
Every type of reading counts; online and offline! And every type of book counts too!
Are you game enough to go on a reading adventure with the Summer Reading Club and Gympie Regional Libraries and break the boredom?
Christmas Activity Books
Stop by your local library branch during December to pick up a Christmas activity book. These books are filled with craft, puzzles and ideas to get you into the festive spirit.
Decorate Your Own Mini Christmas Tree
Rainbow Beach Library – Thursday 15 December 10-11am
Join us for a very merry session as we show you how to make and decorate your own mini Christmas tree. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years. Bookings Essential.
Gympie Library –Thursday 15 December 10-11 am
Tin Can Bay Library – Wednesday 21 December 10-11am
Come along to the library to create your very own Christmas Crackers. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years. Bookings Essential.
Gympie Library – Monday 19 December 1-2pm
Make a festive wreath to hang on your door for the holidays. Suitable for ages 5-12 years. Bookings essential.
Tin Can Bay Library – Monday 19 December 10-11am
Get ready to get creative in this Christmas craft session as we help you make some wonderful cards to give to your family and friends. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years. Bookings Essential.
Community Groups in the Library
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.
Cooloola Card Makers – Wednesdays at 9.30am
We make all sorts of greeting cards, so come and join us for a fun morning. Make and take your card creations. Beginners and experienced card makers welcome. Join this friendly group at Tin Can Bay Library and let your creative juices flow. Phone: 5486 4355 for more information.
Tin Can Bay Puzzle Club – First and Third Saturday of the Month at 8.30– 11.30am
Join other puzzle loving people and share in the fun of working on the current library jigsaw puzzle, or bring your own.
Rainbow Beach Art Group – Friday 2 and 16 December
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 10-12noon
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.
First Five Forever
First Five Forever Storytime (0-5 years)
Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 10.30-11am
Tin Can Bay Library – Thursdays 9.30-10am
Join us each week for a fun session of stories, rhymes and songs. This is a program designed for 0-5 year olds and their families and carers.
Visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/first5forever for more information.
First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government.
Other Library Activities
Gympie Library – Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm
Come down and get hands-on in one of our fun, relaxed sessions. No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years.
Gympie Library – Fridays 3.30-4.30pm
All activities are based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). No bookings required but space is limited. Suitable for ages 5 -12 years.
Gympie Library – Thursdays from 5 – 7pm
Join us for an evening of gaming, creation and exploration. Share your ideas, discover opportunities to collaborate and be inspired by others! Bring your creative projects and work alongside other makers during this weekly meet-up at the Gympie Library Makerspace. Learn how to use the 3D printers, sewing machines or Cricut to create your own masterpiece. Have a go at virtual reality or the green screen. New and experienced makers are welcome. Suitable for ages 14 -17.
Learn to 3D Print
Gympie Library – First Monday of Every Month at 1pm and Third Monday of Every Month at 3.30pm
Have you ever wanted to try 3D printing but thought it looked too hard? Then come to one of our free learn-to-print sessions. We will teach you how to design your own 3D model and then turn it into a real-life object that you get to keep. Ages 8 and up. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.
Write a Cover Letter
Gympie Library – Thursday 8 December 4pm
This course covers how to write a cover letter, but with a digital edge. It provides best practice tips for writing a cover letter when applying for a job and gives participants a sense of the digital tools they can use to stand out from the crowd. Bookings are essential.
Book a Librarian
Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 11am -12.30pm
Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays and Fridays 2.30-4pm
Do you need a hand to get started online? Do you have a question about something that you have recently learned? Book in for a one-on-one half hour session where our library staff will help answer your questions and provide tips and strategies to point you in the right direction for your future learning. Bookings essential.