Celebrate our 80th birthday with us!
Head down to any of our CityLibraries branches to join in the celebrations from Wednesday 15 August - Saturday 17 November. Your libraries are located in Aitkenvale, Thuringowa and on Flinders Street.
There's a whole program of events for all ages over the next few months! Council wants to encourage our residents to choose their own adventure and celebrate the magical memories and milestones from the last 80 years.
Program highlights include:
National Science Week 11 - 19 August
A celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in conjunction with National Science Week and Townsville STEM Faire.
Heritage Bike Tour Sunday 9 September
Go on a free guided tour of Townsville's Heritage sites, and stick around for a free morning tea in the restored dining room of one of Townsville's historic hotels.
Photo Donation Evening 5 October
Council invites you to share the best of our photographic history. Bring along your own family photographs and have them preserved in digital form for future generations.
Retro Games Friday 26 October
Find all the retro games of yesterday at Thuringowa Library after dark. We'll have pinballs, arcade games, Wii and retro games on virtual reality headsets!
Look out for more information on the big event on Saturday 17 November - we're planning a big party as the grand finale to the celebrations!
For a full program of upcoming events, visit our What's On website.
The Library of Things
The Library of Things collection will allow you to borrow an item, just like a book, DVD or magazine! We want to find out from you what sort of things you'd like to borrow, so fill out our Library of Things online feedback form, or head down to your local library branch. So far, our collection consists of:
- An energy saver toolkit
- A USB microscope
- A digital measuring tape
- A djembe drum
- A ukulele
- A keyboard
- Board games
- An outdoor games kit
- A screen printing kit
You also have the opportunity to put forward any other ideas - let your imagination run wild! Submissions close 5pm, Monday 1 October.