Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published February 16th 2013
Not just about books
The Woodford Library is located on the corner of Archer and Elizabeth Streets, Woodford, right next door to the Woodford Community Museum and Arts Centre. Being right on Archer Street, the Woodford Library is conveniently located in the heart of the Woodford central business district. The Woodford Library is one of many libraries under the banner of the Moreton Bay Regional Council and is not just a place for books.
Search the web, play internet games, borrow CDs and DVDs, discover the eLibrary, listen in at story time, watch movie screenings and learn helpful computer skills. The library isn't that place you see in films anymore, where you're berated for making any kind of noise, the library is a fun place and a valuable resource – it's not just about books.
The Woodford Library hosts weekly and monthly scheduled classes as well as the occasional one-off event or class. Here's what you can count on to do at the Woodford Library:
Monday: Every Monday, from 10am-10:30am, Baby Rhyme Time is on. Enjoy songs, finger plays and rhymes with your baby while developing their language and pre-reading skills. Meet other mums and dads in these fun, interactive sessions. Every month, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, the Woodford ReadOn Book Club has their meeting. This book club is for 9-12 year olds, is free, and allows your children to meet new friends, read great books and go into the running to win great prizes.
Friday: Friday: From 10:30am-11am every Friday, your child can participate or listen in on Story Time. There are sing-songs, rhymes, fairy tales and other children's books to choose from and parents can stay and interact with their children as well. Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to books and reading and is a free session at the Woodford Library.
As the Woodford Library is operated by the Moreton Bay Regional Council there are some activities and learning opportunities open to it that are available across all of the libraries in the region (and the council's library webpage). Some of these are Homework Help, Book Clubs and online tutorials. The Moreton Bay Region Libraries site allows users to access information on all library events and activities. The site has a catalogue search function, a list of local authors and an interlibrary loan request function among other things.
An old crab winch that sits between the Woodford Library and the Woodford Community Museum and Arts Centre