Counselling on wheels

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

If your thoughts turn to Woody Allen reclining on a couch in a therapist’s office when you hear the word counselling, you might just have to think again. In Nowra, on the South Coast of New South Wales, one program is taking counselling to the peeps – kids that is. Little ...

Children of Cambodia Christmas Project

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This is a long post, but a very worthy post, so sit back, read and enjoy the photos and news :) The library recently donated 100 ACU Library Growing Greener bags to the Children of Cambodia Christmas Project. Below is a picture of Freya Bruce, Campus Librarian at Brisbane Library with Irene ...

The Reading Hour: 24 Aug

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Reading Hour aims to highlight the benefits of reading to people of all age groups. But in particular it encourages parents and caregivers to ‘share a book with their child for 10 minutes a day – one hour a week – to give them the gift of reading.’ This year ...

Ballarat Ainaro Friendship Forum

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Building links with students from East Timor About 100 Education students took part in the annual Ballarat Ainaro Friendship Schools’ Forum for students of the friendship schools in Ballarat and East Timor on Tuesday 19th May. Over 20 primary and secondary schools in Ballarat are members of the Ainaro Friendship Schools, which forms ...

Maurice Sendak celebrated at Strathfield

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  The wonderful life and work of Maurice Sendak is celebrated at Strathfield campus library by a display of illustrations, books and soft toys. If you are at Strathfield please come and take a look. Don't forget that the Library has many books and DVDs of Maurice Sendak, including: The art of Maurice Sendak Where ...

RIP Maurice Sendak

Friday, May 11th, 2012

  Maurice Sendak died earlier in this week, and his passing has resonated with people all over the world. Maurice Sendak was an author and artist who wrote many books including 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'In the Night Kitchen'. I like the New York Times article called 'Maurice Sendak, author of ...

Childrens Book Council of Australia 2012 shortlist

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

  The Children's Book Council of Australia announced the 2012 short list recently. Full list available here. The short list comprises of awards for: Book of the Year: Older Readers (mature readers) Book of the Year: Younger Readers (intended for independent young readers) Book of the Year: Early Childhood (intended for children in the pre-reading ...

Free kids day in Sydney

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Live in Sydney? Know some kids? Why not take them to the National Year of Reading Kids Day?! It’s on this Saturday, 04 February, from 11.00 to 12.30 at Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road (cnr Wigram Road) Glebe, 2037. There will be storytelling, author talks, circus skills, face painting, craft and ...

Book week winners announced

Friday, August 19th, 2011

In April we posted on the shortlist for the Children's Book Council of Australia for 2011. The winner's were announced today - full list with winner and honours Older readers: The Midnight Zoo,  Sonya Harnett Younger readers: The Red Wind, Isobelle Carmody Early Childhood: Maudie and Bear, Jan Ormerod, illustrated Freya Blackwood Picture book of ...

Children’s Book Council of Australia 2011 shortlist

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

            The Children's Book Council of Australia announced the 2011 short list recently. Full list available here. The short list comprises of awards for: Book of the Year: Older Readers (mature readers) Book of the Year: Younger Readers (intended for independent young readers) Book of the Year: Early Childhood (intended for children in the pre-reading ...