Beenleigh Library

Location

Crete Street
Beenleigh QLD 4207

Contact

Phone: (07) 3412 4130
Fax: (07) 3287 5675

Opening hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Today 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday Closed

Library History

From 1887 the School of Arts in James Street provided a library where travellers could use the penny reading room to rest, read and have a cuppa while waiting for appointments and transport. In 1990 the local council opened the Beenleigh Library adjacent to the Court House. The current Beenleigh Library is located in Crete Street overlooking the War Memorial park. Travellers and patrons can still grab a cuppa, read, rest or participate in the many activities at the Beenleigh Library.

Public art and heritage trail

Beenleigh - Yugambeh Country

The Beenleigh area is the traditional home of the Gugingin people who refer to the area as 'Wobbumarjoo' which is interpreted as 'boggy clay'. The Gugingin are part of Yugambeh language region south and east of the Logan River to the Tweed River.

Logan history resource kit

Origin of Name

John Davy and his brother-in-law Francis Gooding settled in 1864 and named their property 'Beenleigh' after the Gooding family property in Devonshire England.

Visiting Beenleigh

Beenleigh is located between the Logan and Albert Rivers and was settled by Europeans from 1840.  Sugar cane grown in this region led to a successful sugar industry.  The earliest licensed distillery in Australia opened in Beenleigh and produced the award winning Beenleigh Rum. Beenleigh is now part of Logan City and is home to the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum and Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Centre.

Beenleigh history

Logan's local heritage

Yugambeh Museum Language & Heritage Centre

  • Beenleigh Library Book Club

    The Beenleigh Library Book Club meets at 11 am at Beenleigh Library on the second Tuesday of the month.

Earth the toughest bootcamp book launch

Local author, accredited global past life and regression practitioner and educator Elizabeth Taylor for the launch of her new age and spirituality book "Earth: the toughest boot camp in the universe". Hear Elizabeth's writing and self-publishing journey and meet artist Donald Waters, the creator of the book's beautiful cover.

When: March 11, 2017
Where: Beenleigh Library