What's on online
There’s no need to go out! You can kick back and enjoy our exciting range of online events from the comfort of your own home. Keep the kids entertained and engaged with regular Storytime, Rhyme Time and Crafternoons. Join in as popular authors answer audience questions, or feed your mind with thought provoking discussions on contemporary topics. There’s something for the whole family.
National Simultaneous Storytime
On Wednesday 27 May at 11am, more than a million children around Australia will read the same picture book as part of National Simultaneous Storytime. This year Libraries welcome a special guest storyteller, Moreton Bay Regional Council's very own Mayor Peter Flannery, who is reading Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas, in a virtual online storytime. The book was written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, and is read with special permission from Scholastic Australia. Enjoy!
Storytime with Aunty Nita
We are super excited to announce that accomplished Australian author, Doctor Anita Heiss will be hosting our 10:00 AM, Thursday sessions of Storytime online. Join us for Storytime with Aunty Nita, as Anita reads some of her favourite children's books. Anita is a passionate advocate for Indigenous literacy and it is a pleasure to welcome her to MBRL!
First 5 Forever Storytime
Storytime is a great way to develop a love of reading and introduce your child to books. Experience the magic of stories, action rhymes and songs with your child in our regular online sessions. For parents and children 2-5 years.
First 5 Forever Rhyme Time
Children love to hear your singing voice and you are the most important teacher in your child’s life. So sharing songs or nursery rhymes with your child encourages their abilities to predict language patterns through the repetition of songs and nursery rhymes. These moments of singing will encourage your child’s abilities to communicate socially and learn to read.
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Baby crocodile", "I went down to the farm one day", "This little piggies" and "Zoom zoom zoom".
Rhyme Time with Nigel, including "This is the way we wash our face", "Open shut them", "Miss Polly had a Dolly" and "Grandma's glasses".
Rhyme Time with Margaret, including "This is the way we...", "Boing boing squeak", "Miss Polly had a dolly" and "Twinkle twinkle little star" and "Incy wincy spider".
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "This is the way we wash our face", "Miss Polly had a dolly", "Open shut them" and "Grandma's glasses".
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Welcome song", "If you're happy and you know it", "The little green frog", "Old MacDonald had a farm" and "Incy Wincy Spider".
Rhyme Time with Liz, including "Open, shut them", "Baby crocodile", "Twinkle twinkle little star" and "Five little monkeys".
Are you looking for a fun easy craft to do with primary school-aged kids? Only want to use materials from around the house? Then this craft is for you.
Yes, you can ask that
Yes, you can ask that is a video series where famous writers answer your questions.
Natasha Lester is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves Paris, collecting vintage fashion and playing with her children.
Find it in our catalogue
Delve into a series of exciting topics with our popular Moreton Minds. Moreton Minds is a partnership between Moreton Bay Region Libraries and USC.
Wearables - Dr Erica Mealy
From Fitbits to bionic prostheses to smart clothes, technology is pervading all aspects of our environment. New devices are enabling new ways of working, relating and socialising.
You can ask Erica more about the topic at our online Q&A on 27 May.