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Goondiwindi Library runs a range of weekly, monthly and annual activities for all ages and interests. You may find a program or event below that sparks your interest or perhaps you would like to volunteer some of your time to assist our library team with a program. 

Programs For Kids

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 19th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.  This year NSS will be on 22 May 2019 at 11am in the Goondiwindi Library.  This years book is "Alpacas with Maracas" by Matt Cosgrove.

Fabric Craft Workshops

Local crafting masters have volunteered their time to hold weekly workshops with 10 to 15 year olds, teaching them the basics for sewing, knitting, applique and more!  Need more information about these sessions? Contact the library on 4671 7470.

Complete the online registration form

First 5 Forever Story Time

First 5 Forever storytime is an interactive program for preschool children and babies featuring songs, rhymes and stories. This is a free event conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on fun for all preschool children, babies and their caregivers.  These activities are designed to help prepare your children for school and encourage:

  • good listening skills and developing a love of reading and learning
  • fine and gross motor skills development and coordination
  • memory, sequencing and rhyming skills
  • social interaction, creativity and family fun

First 5 Forever sessions include singing, rhymes and stories. Sessions are held fortnightly.

For more information about these sessions please contact the Library on 4671 7470.  You can also visit the First 5 Forever website

Programs for the Adults

Library Lovers Literary Group

This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the library to discuss great authors and exciting reads, themed quizzes and crosswords.  For more information contact Ilona at the Library on 4671 7470.

Home Deliveries

In partnership with Care Goondiwindi the Library provides a free service for those who are permanently or temporarily unable to access the library. Items can be selected on your behalf in line with your preferences and delivered to your door. Deliveries are available to homes in Goondiwindi, Kaloma Home for the Aged and Oak Tree Retirement Village. Contact the library today on 4671 7470 to book in a consultation with one of our friendly library staff members.

Kaloma Reading Group

Run monthly in partnership with Kaloma Home of the Aged, our library staff gather local history and interesting books to read and discuss with groups at Kaloma as part of their Lifestyle program. For more information contact the Library on 4671 7470. 

Rural Customers

Did you know books, magazines and audio-books can be accessed by a special delivery service to remote access customers across the region? Items can be reserved online, or selected by staff based on customer interests and delivered to a resident who is a Library member.

Contact the Library on 4671 7470 or email gundylib@grc.qld.gov.au to confirm your eligibility for this service.