Programs & Events

Programs for Kids

First 5 forever website new with book tickets for each session

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

Summer Reading Club 2020

Summer Reading Club ( ) is a fun, free program delivered annually by the State Library of Queensland online and in public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland to encourage children to keep reading through the summer!

“Join the Club! Join the Challenge!”

To help keep children motivated there are 40 challenges online to complete each summer. In addition, children can also share book reviews, artwork and comment on other Club Member posts.

Challenge activities are suitable for all ages and can be completed multiple times!

To start earning fun rewards, including digital badges, children and young people will need to join the Club.

To do this, parents will need to:

1.    Ask an adult to help you join the club. It's free and easy to register. Adults can create multiple child/reader profiles.

  1. Sign in as a child/reader.
  2. Go to your profile and select an avatar. Complete challenges to unlock more!
  3. Start completing challenges to earn badges, XP and unlock new avatars.
  4. Don't forget to post your own photos and share the fun!

Once you’ve joined, you can start exploring and completing reading challenges and posting book reviews and artwork.

As challenges are completed online, digital rewards unlock for collection! Who will be your family’s Summer Reading Champion?

Inhouse Activities

Blackout Poetry -  Blackout Poetry and is aimed at the pre-teen through to adult demographic.

Send through photos of your creations via and we will display them in the library.

Jack & the Beanstalk - Another craft is aimed at the younger demographic and revolves around jack and the beanstalk. There is a Youtube video of the book being read and craft instructions.

Programs for Adults

stack of books with a click here button for the library book lovers group

This group normally meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the library to discuss great authors and exciting reads, themed quizzes and crosswords. The content for this group is now also online.  For more information contact Ilona at the Library on 4671 7470.

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be connected program web grab

Be Connected is an Australia wide intitiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world.  Discover FREE online learning resources or join us in tech classes for in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

Learn how to access the Argus online, the GRC website, Library website, use QR codes, book tickets online and access myGov with our deeply local workshops or become confident with technology in our digital literacy workshops.

Session Information (printable pdf)
List of topics (printable pdf)

Contact Goondiwindi Library to Book 07 4671 7470 or (maximum of 5 people per session).

All COVID-19 restrictions at time of workshop will be adhered to. As a part of our COVID Safe Plan Queensland Health requires businesses keep a register of contact details for all attendees on their premises to assist with contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.

For more information on how we use your information Click here.

Be Connected Consent Form (printable pdf)


‘Congratulations to the winners of the Book Cover designs chosen by Paddy the SES Platypus. The winners are:


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It was a tough decision as there were some wonderful contributions. Make sure you find the time to come and visit the library to view all of the other amazing designs.’