Libraries for Children and Young People Libraries for Children and Young People







What is ReadUp?
ReadUp is a library loyalty scheme for library members aged 8 and under.  Every six library visits earns them one of five unique certificates created by award winning Queensland children's book illustrators,  including Narelle Oliver and Gregory Rogers.

ReadUp aims to encourage library membership for children; to encourage regular library use by children and families; and to promote reading and literacy.

Why ReadUp?
Give your child's reading a boost by sharing books and fun at the library with ReadUp!

Who can ReadUp?
ReadUp is for children aged up to 8 years who have a Scenic Rim region library card.  No card?  No worries - it's FREE to join.

How do I ReadUp?

  • sign up for ReadUp at participating library branches
  • get your ReadUp Card stamped every time you visit the library and borrow a book
  • six stamps wins you one of five special ReadUp certificates by famous Queensland children's book illustrators.

    To find out more drop in to your nearest library.

Storytelling (for Under 5's):

Beaudesert Library - Wednesdays 9.30am - 10.30am

Tamborine Mountain Library - Wednesdays 10.30am - 11.30am

Boonah Library - Fridays 10am - 11am

Canungra Library - Mondays 9.30am - 10.30am





Scenic Rim Libraries run regular storytime sessions for preschool aged children throughout the year.  Storytimes are designed to encourage children to have a life-long love of books and often include songs, rhymes, arts and crafts and activities. Our special event Storytimes are held throughout the year to acknowledge and celebrate events like Christmas and Easter through children's books.

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

The summer reading club runs from December to January each year.

The program is a Queensland Government initiative and provides materials and activities to encourage children and young adults to discover great authors and illustrators of picture books, junior and young adult fiction and non-fiction. Literary and creative activities, both online and in your library, aim to encourage a love of reading and ongoing multi-literacy skills development amongst Queensland children, young people and their families.

There are also some great prizes to be won from the State Library of Queensland as incentives to get kids motivated to read.

The program is strongly supported by:  

  • Scenic Rim Regional Libraries

  • YPLG (Young Peoples Librarian Group)

  • Education sector

  • Children and families

  • Queensland authors and illustrators 

Aims of the Summer Reading Club include:

  • Engaging children, young people and their families in a fun, interactive and relevant reading program during the summer holidays.
  • ​Supporting multi-literacy development in children and young people including reading, writing, creative arts and multi media technology skills.
  • ​Promoting the State Library of Queensland and Queensland public libraries to the wider community.
  • Increasing state-wide membership and use of public libraries by children, young people and their families.
  • ​Fostering a love of books, reading, literature and the library habit.

For further information visit your local library or mobile library.  Alternatively, you can visit for direct access to the program, book reviews, interactive activities and to register.

Reading Bug 

Our friendly volunteers are at the Beaudesert Library every Tuesday during school term to read to your child, listen to them read, and talk with them about their book choices.

Our priority on Tuesdays is reading.  It is vital for success at school and in life—just 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.

Kids may need to wait for a turn to read with a volunteer.  While waiting, you can read quietly, do homework, reserve a  library PC, read with a parent or carer or discover other library activities.

Tuesdays, 3.30 to 4.30 pm
Beaudesert Library



For Schools


Scenic Rim Libraries offer a number of services for schools and early childhood centres.

  Institutional membership

Scenic Rim Libraries offer Institutional Membership for schools and early childhood centres. Institutional members may participate in our bulk borrowing scheme – enjoying more resources for longer loan periods.  Institutional members, as well as teachers and early childhood educators, are also able to borrow from our range of storytelling resources.

Download the Institutional Membership Application Letter


Bulk loan scheme
Institutional members may participate in our bulk loan scheme. Loans of up to 50 items are available and may be borrowed for an entire term. Resources can be collected and returned to your nearest branch. Contact our Young People's Librarian or download our Library Services for Schools PDF for more information.

Bulk loan scheme enquiry form (pdf)

Bulk loan scheme enquiry form (doc)


Visiting the library
Bringing a class to your local library is an ideal opportunity for you and your students to:
  •  find out what the library has to offer;
  • develop information literacy skills;
  • engage in participatory storytelling and stimulating poetry;
  • participate in library skills sessions;
  • browse, select and borrow from the wide range of children's books.

Scenic Rim Libraries run regular storytime sessions across our services.  Schools and childcare groups are always welcome to attend. Please let us know in advance so we can make sure we have enough space and resources to accommodate your group. 

Storytelling sessions may also be arranged at times to suit your needs and to link with class themes or topics. Please contact your nearest branch for more information.


  Storytelling resources
Our libraries have a collection of puppets, toys and storyboards available to support storytelling. Kits are available for loan to schools, teachers and early childhood educators.

Queensland Museum loans
Beaudesert Library is a depot for Queensland Museum kits.

QM Loans kits contain museum specimens and artefacts with resources that support:

  • the Australian curriculum
  • early years learning
  • aged care
  • community displays

Kits can be sent to your nearest branch library. Download the current schedule from the Queensland Museum's website:  

Teacher Librarians
Scenic Rim Libraries acknowledge the valuable contribution of Teacher Librarians to education and young people. We are always keen to hear from school library staff interested in partnering with libraries or suggestions of how we might support school libraries.







































For further information on our programs for young people and schools please contact:

Beaudesert Library
07 5540 5142