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, Baby Rhyme Time, Let's Read Program, Dads Read, and school holiday programs. Young adults will love Loud Lounge at Aitkenvale and Thuringowa Central libraries. Visit our children and young adults pages 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 pages for more information.


Community Displays

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.

Key Dates

Exhibition Dates Available all year

More information

For more information, view or download our information pack below.


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.

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