Youth serving a role in our libraries

Saturday junior, Kile King, processing the membership check-ins at the entrance to Tin Can Bay Library

Saturday junior, Kile King, processing the membership check-ins at the entrance to Tin Can Bay Library

Did you know Gympie Regional Libraries recruit school students as junior library assistants?

Working at a library gives students an incredible opportunity to gain valuable work experience and learn the importance of providing great customer service.

Junior library assistants perform a variety of exciting and rewarding tasks that benefit our community, including assisting customers to locate library resources, conducting online information searches, shelving library materials and supporting senior staff to run library programs and events.

Junior library assistant positions will be advertised in October to work at the Gympie and Tin Can Bay libraries and will be advertised through school newsletters and on Gympie Regional Council’s website.

Customers are using the Check-in Qld App as well as the library membership cards to comply with Council’s COVID SAFE PLAN.

Library events – there’s even some trivia!

Book a librarian 

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.

Rainbow Beach Library – Mondays 11am -12.30pm

Tin Can Bay Library – Tuesdays 2-4pm and Fridays 2.30-4pm

Researching family history

In this course, you’ll learn how the internet can be used to help you research your family history. You’ll explore the kinds of tools and services that are available, and some of the costs you might encounter.

Rainbow Beach Library –  Thursday August 19, 10- 12noon

Watching and listening online

Never miss your favourite television show again. Learn about online streaming and how to use the internet to watch television on a laptop, mobile device or television. Basic computer and internet skills required.

Rainbow Beach Library –  Thursday September 16, 10- 12noon

Author Talk: Deborah Brosnan 

Join us for a special talk from Deborah Brosnan, as part of the Writing Friday program. D. A. Brosnan, creator of the iconic Indian Fairy, was born in Brisbane and is one of Australia’s best loved children’s entertainers. She has been telling stories and engaging children since 1996 at the markets of Eumundi.

Gympie Library – Friday August 20, 10am

Carnivals and processions

Join us for a look back at many of the unique events and celebrations in Gympie’s history that involved processions through Mary Street, the township or from the railway of carnivals, anniversaries and visits from dignitaries.

Gympie Library – Friday August 6, 10am – 11am

Gympie history trivia

So you think you know about the Gympie region’s history. Come along and test your local knowledge.

Gympie Library – Friday September 2, 10am – 11am

Introduction to smart homes

Ever wondered how technology can help you with your day-to-day tasks? This course explores the benefits of smart homes. Learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV or display your photo galleries and how you can use the Cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents.

Gympie Library – Thursday September 23, 1-3pm

Card making with Cricut

Come along and learn how to make your own custom cards with Cricut.

Gympie Library – Friday August 6, 10am

Sew your own hair accessories

Come along and learn how to sew your own hair bands and scrunchies.

Gympie Library – Friday August 13, 10am

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