Thursday, June 13, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Explore The Resources Of Mackay Regional Council Libraries

When you think of Mackay Regional Council Libraries, a building full of books may come to mind, but that’s not all our regional libraries have to offer.

Mackay Regional Council libraries provide a wide range of resources, programs and activities for all ages, completely free of charge with a focus on education and bettering the community.

We spoke with Donna Kellion last Friday at Caneland Central, who shared some of the remarkable initiatives that Mackay Regional Council Libraries offer our region.

“We have amazing online resources for students, particularly high school students where they can access online tutoring 24/7 with programs like Studiosity at no charge at all with a free membership card.

“If they need help with research, the Studiosity system will connect the student up with an appropriate tutor and it will help them work through their homework and provide them with the information they need and that’s just some of the resources we have within the library and there’s so much more.

“The research is behind fire walls so not everybody can see it but all you need is your free Mackay library membership card and it will save students a great deal of time and give great information.”

Berky the bush turkey was also on board to help the lovely ladies spread the word to younger children. Donna says he is very popular and ‘often visits schools and day cares and the kids really enjoy that. Berky is a local icon.’

For more information, visit Mackay Regional Council Libraries online or via Facebook.

Donna Kellion and Prachi Goti from Mackay Regional Council Libraries. Photo Credit: Hannah McNamara

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