Young People

What's On?

Do you want to relax and have some fun?


Check out the current activities below for more details.

Come and meet our local authors: Jay Bird and Shelly Fussell

Jay Bird Shelly Fussell

Join us for a special storytime with Shelly Fussell introducing her new book “Polly’s perilous journey”.  Jay Bird will be sharing parts of her new book “Egg in your Pants” and offering writing workshops.  Bookings essential.  

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School holiday fun sessions

School holiday fun

Sessions being held at Howard and Tiaro Libraries and Urangan Pier Park Hervey Bay.  No bookings required.  

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School Holiday Fun with Matt Shanks

matt shanks

Matt Shanks is an internationally – published and critically acclaimed author and illustrator of over twenty picture books.  Matt is joining us over the school holidays for a range of different sessions including Storytimes, Author talks and drawing workshops.  Bookings are essential for all attendees.

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  • Homework helpDo you need some help making sense of confusing schoolwork?

    SparkNotes can help you understand books, write papers and study for tests – all for free. There is no need to log in or sign up for PLUS, you can access free information via the “Shakespeare”, “Literature” and “Other Subjects” tabs at the top of the page. SparkNotes provides clear and concise information, never leaving out anything important.

  • Driving HelpDo you know you can apply for a learner licence in Queensland when you turn 16?  Are you prepared? has compiled all the tools you'll need to pass your test and get onto the road. Study using the tab featuring the latest Keys to Driving in Queensland book, then use the practice tests to evaluate your knowledge comprehension.

  • Mental Health helpDo you have some questions and don’t know who to ask or need some support to achieve the best possible mental health?

    Kids Helpline is available any time for any reason. Visit the website for loads of free information on things like friends, family, physical health and identity, mental health, relationships and sex, school and work, life issues, mental health and eSafety.

    Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

    Headspace is available on the Fraser Coast and offers support for young people across Australia. Check out their website for more information.


  • Financial helpDo you need some financial support?

    Centrelink may be able to help.  Find out what assistance is available for young adults studying or looking for work.

  • Learn-a-LanguageDo you want to listen to and read a new language?

    If you’re in the early stages of learning another language and want to practise your skills, log in to our multilingual storytime, LOTE Online for Kids. Read and listen to recordings of hundreds of children’s books in English and more than 45 other languages for free in the comfort of your own home. Simply enter your membership number to access this fantastic service.