News

Library crafts occupy kids

Library assistant Tracy McDermott gets ready for the upcoming school holiday craft activities which will be held during the September school holidays.
Library assistant Tracy McDermott gets ready for the upcoming school holiday craft activities which will be held during the September school holidays. Brenda Strong

FORGET the books, it will all be about craft this month when Gladstone region libraries spring into their School Holiday Craft Program.

Each of the six regional libraries will be doing their bit to keep the kids entertained during the September school holidays with a myriad of free craft activities planned.

A regular attraction hosted each school holidays, the craft activities are open to primary school aged children who love nothing better than cutting, colouring, creating and crafting.

With the theme of “Beautiful House and Gardens”, children and their carers are invited to visit their local library and participate in a range of activities from making sun catchers, rock paper weights and painted butterflies to photo frames and edible tea cups.

Session times are as follows:

Gladstone City Library on Tuesday, September 21 and September 28 from 9.30am to 11.30am; Boyne Island Library on Thursday, September 23 and September 30 from 10am to 11am and from 3pm to 4pm; Calliope Library on Wednesday, September 22 and September 29 from 10am; and Miriam Vale Library on Tuesday, September 21 and September 28 from 10am to 12pm.

Likewise, Agnes Water Library on Wednesday, September 22 and September 29 from 10am to 11am and Mt Larcom Library on Thursday, September 23 and September 30 from 10am to 11am.

Check your local library to see if bookings are required.



What happens in Vegas could change this Gladstone teen's life

RED CARPET: Chauntelle Taylor is off to Las Vegas to compete in the Australian team for the MuscleMania comp.

YOUNG and ready to take on the world is exactly what she is about

Police to crack down after hoons take over Gladstone roads

IN HIS SIGHTS: Gladstone Police Constable Paul Norris is on the lookout for hoon drivers.

One officer booked 14 speeding motorists during his shift

Man, 41 'exposes himself' several times to fellow beachgoers

YESTERDAY police were called to Canoe Point and charged a man who, on several occasions, willfully exposed himself.

Police received a strange call yesterday afternoon.

Local Partners

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

'Highly unlikely' Brad Pitt will face prosecution

It is highly unlikely that Brad Pitt will be prosecuted

'Flex muscles': Gladstone suburb drops $120K

BUYERS are scooping unprecedented deals by “flexing their muscles at the table”

Few bright lights for property after mining downturn

The Gladstone Regional Council wants associated LNG companies like Bechtel to be apart of the EIS housing accommodation strategy from the outset of the projects and not mid-way through.

Tannum Sands continues to write its own property success story

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Market opens as Gladstone sellers drop prices to force sale

VENDORS are dropping the price on houses to force a sale.

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual