Programs and Activities
CityLibraries provides programs, activities and services for everyone in the Townsville community including book clubs, storytime, lectures, computer classes, child development advice and so much more. Explore the categories below or browse the What's On website for more community programs and events.
Programs for Children and Young Adults
We have heaps of fun activities for children including Storytime, Toddler Time, Baby Rhyme Time and school holiday programs. Visit our Children and Young Adults page for more information.
Programs for Adults and Seniors
We provide many programs, activities and services for adults in the Townsville community, including bookclubs, history lectures, computer classes, and information services. Visit our Learning and Recreation page for more information.
Community Displays are an opportunity for local community groups (including sporting clubs, hobby and craft groups, self-help and community organisations, non-profit and for-profit organisations) to exhibit displays of community interest to members of the public. The library strives to be a place for everyone in the community to access information.
Apply for a FREE display space at a Townsville CityLibraries branch.
Apply now by submitting a Community Displays application form.
|Exhibition Dates||Available all year|
Short Story Competition
Unleash the writer in you! The theme for the 2022 Short Story Competition is In My Backyard . Write a story about this theme for your chance to WIN!
Visit the Short Story Competition page to read stories from previous year's winners.
There are four age categories to apply for:
- First Five (0 - 5 years): max 200 words
- Children (up to 11 years): max 500 words
- Young adult (12 – 17 years): max 1,000 words
- Adult (18+ years): max 2,000 words
Competition has now closed.
Learning Links is about people learning from each other. It's a friendly, relaxed way to learn one-on-one or in small groups at little or no cost. It provides opportunities for individuals to try new skills without the pressure of formal classes.
Learning Links is community-based, informal learning in relaxed surroundings that links new learners with volunteer tutors. It consists of a register of volunteer tutors who are willing to help people learn new skills.
To register as a Learning Links volunteer tutor applications are available at all library branches. Please return the registration form to Community Information Centre or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps you would like to try crochet or learn to play the guitar or maybe you want to bush up on your writing skills. Let us know what you would like to learn and we'll endeavour to link you with a volunteer tutor.
For further information on Learning Links or to register contact the Learning Links Officer, Community Information Centre (07) 4727 9730 or email LearningLinks@townsville.qld.gov.au.
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