Beenleigh QLD 4207
|Tuesday||9am - 6pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 6pm|
|Today||9am - 8pm|
|Friday||9am - 6pm|
|Saturday||9am - 1pm|
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Beenleigh Library Book Club meets at 11 am at Beenleigh Library on the second Tuesday of the month.