#todayinhistory – I didn’t know that!

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (also know as The Pickwick Papers) was the first novel of Charles Dickens. Published in monthly installments from 30 March (some say 31 March) 1836 until November 1837. Remind yourself of the wonder in reading Dickens.  Read The Pickwick Papers online. #todayinhistory Image Credit:  Encyclopaedia Britannica ImageQuest http://quest.eb.com/search/108_1081824/1/108_1081824/cite

You asked for more fiction: response to your survey comments

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In our recent survey you asked us for more fiction books - "More fiction and new release books", "Some fictional books for leisure reading", "More recreational e-reading books please." Did you know that most campus libraries have some print novels located around 820 in the shelves. They often have small “book ...

Children’s Book Council of Australia: Book of the Year Awards Short List for 2014!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Children’s Book Council of Australia announced the 2014 short list yesterday. 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 to early reading stages) Picture ...

Library hours and some reading ideas

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful Christmas and the hope that the new year brings joy, prosperity and good health! Campus Library hours over the Christmas/New Year break are: Ballarat - closed from 3pm Tuesday 24 Dec until 9am Thursday 2 January Brisbane - closed from 2pm Tuesday 24 Dec until 8am ...

Read across the universe

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Book Week is  Saturday 17 – Friday 23 August, and the theme for Book Week for 2013 is 'read across the universe' What does that mean for you? We asked a few people....(and we'll add to this over the week) Erica in Ballarat says stories and reading let my imagination wander through the ...

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 ...

Top 10 Aussie books: winners!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Announced last night! The top 10 Aussie Books for 2012: Cloudstreet - Tim Winton The Book Thief - Markus Zusak A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay The Harp in the South - Ruth Park Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas The Secret River ...

National Year of Reading wrapup event

Friday, November 16th, 2012

On Monday 12 November I was very fortunate to attend the legacy event for the National Year of Reading, held at the National Library of Australia, where the National Year of Reading was launched way back in February this year. Did you know that organisers expected/planned for about 1000 events over the year, ...

Cry in November

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  Well hopefully not too much... We know it's almost exams, we know it's near the end of the academic year. Is it appropriate that the National Year of Reading monthly theme for November is cry? But crying is good for the soul...and you can cry tears of joy.                       Crying (CC) BY by apenny

NYR: more library staff book reviews

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It's end of semester, but we are still celebrating the National Year of Reading. Strathfield Library love to read and share their reading with you. Earlier in the year we posted some other Strathfield campus library reviews. Here are some more! 1932 – Gerald Stone 'Possibly the best and certainly the most engaging, ...