Adventure trail through Cairns Libraries

Discover model trains, local history, Country Women’s Association (QWA) crafts and more at Cairns Libraries throughout November.

The eight branches of Cairns Libraries have hosted local museums and community groups in the libraries, creating an exhibition route throughout the region.

While visiting the library, residents can take a trip to a small town with the Cairns Model Railway Club; start a family history journey with the Cairns District Family History Society or check out historical exhibits of books and artifacts.

As part of the exhibition route, Cairns Libraries is also running a competition.

Anyone who gets a stamp on their exhibition trail map, available from Cairns libraries, can enter the raffle to win a book voucher.

Visit your local library or check out the entire exhibition route, from south to north.

  • Babinda Library QCWA Babinda features: Experience friendship, community and connection with the Babinda branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association. Handicrafts, publications and souvenirs are on display.
  • Gordonvale Library features Gordonvale Settler’s Museum: Yesterday’s Child Shares Books From His Grandmother’s Day. Do you know some of the titles on display?
  • Edmonton Library Features Cairns District Family History Society: Start your family history journey with resources, information, and a full-color pedigree chart.
  • Earville Library presents the Cairns Model Railway Club: Take a trip to a small town and discover the art of model making. Local enthusiasts display their intricately detailed model buildings and vehicles.
  • Public Library Freshwater Christian College Wearable Arts features: Enjoy an exciting intersection of art colliding with fashion and costume. Discover a unique and inspiring collection of young emerging visual artists.
  • Manunda Library presents the Cairns Historical Society of Cairns Museum’s ‘1×4 One Object/Four Stories’ exhibition: see unique objects from four different perspectives.
  • Stratford Library presents the Cairns Disaster Centre: Prepare for stormy season with fun activities, information and resources from the Council’s Disaster Resilience Team.
  • Smithfield Library presents the Cairns Potters Club: enjoy this collection of forms, functions and works of art. Ceramics and pottery handmade by local potters on display.

Everyone is welcome at Cairns Libraries to come and browse. Members of Cairns Libraries can borrow and reserve items, download e-books, audio books and e-movies, and access electronic resources and online databases, etc.

For more details and branch opening hours, visit the Cairns Libraries website.

Elna M. Lemons