Children’s Book Week is celebrated around Australia every August and it is a wonderful time to get enthusiastic about all the quality books produced for children. During Children’s Book Week the prestigious Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced and these titles are available on display at our libraries. Place a hold on any titles you fancy by searching our catalogue or visit the library to view the displays of books that can be borrowed at the end of this week.
A full list of all the award winning books can be found at The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s website: cbca.org.au
Nearly 200 local primary students will meet award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Frané Lessac on Wednesday 7 August 2019 as part of Children’s Book Week celebrations.
The meetings will take place at the Shire libraries in Margaret River and Augusta with Frané to present to the students on a range of topics including where ideas come from, how authors do research, and the process of creating picture books.
Every year the Shire libraries participate in Children’s Book Week, during which Children’s Book of the Year awards are announced, by hosting author events for local school students to attend. Children’s Book Week celebrates all the fantastic children’s literature created in Australia, which includes author and illustrator Frané Lessac’s beautiful books.
Schools participating in the visits include Margaret River Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Rapids Landing Primary School and Augusta Primary School.
The ‘Meet the Author/Illustrator’ event is grant-funded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA branch), Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and Healthway and the Go for 2 & 5 message.
More information about Frané Lessac’s work can be found at www.franelessac.com
Further details on Children’s Book Week and Book of the Year awards can be found at www.cbca.org.au
If you are over 10 years old and love books, come to Book Chat at Margaret River Library this Monday 29th July at 4.30pm for recommended reads and fun book related activities.
If you are over 10 years old and love books, come to Book Chat at Margaret River Library this Monday at 4.30pm for recommended reads and fun book related activities.
Come to your local public library this school holidays for fun, free activities such as Lego Club, Bunting Making and Teen Face food workshops. Bookings are essential as places are limited, phone Margaret River Library on 9780 5600 or Augusta Library 9780 5670 now to reserve a spot.
Library members can stream up to 4 items per month with Kanopy – but Kanopy Kids content is unlimited!
Click here to go to our E-resources for Parents & Children page, where you can find the link to Kanopy. Use your library card to sign up or log in, click on the Kanopy Kids link, set the parental controls, and enjoy high quality, educational children’s entertainment.
All those aged 18 to 36 months are welcome at Augusta Library to join us for Toddler Tales this Thursday 13th June at 10.30am. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited, please call 9780 5602 to reserve a place.
Book Bandicoots is a new program for kids over 8 years old who love reading and visiting their local public library. Each time a child borrows a book they receive a stamp on their Book Bandicoots card and after 10 visits and completing a book review, the card can then be used as a voucher to the Margaret River Bookshop. Book Bandicoots is a perfect graduation for those who have completed Reading Rabbits or just want to be rewarded for reading for fun.
Book Bandicoots is a partnership between the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries, Rotary Club of Margaret River and the Margaret River Bookshop.
Please see our friendly library staff to participate and answer any of your questions.
BBC’s MUZZY helps young children to learn Italian, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese or German – and is free for all library members.
Have your library card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page, where you will find more information and a handy link to the site.