Explore in October

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

It's October, and The National Year of Reading monthly theme is explore. Such a huge wide subject. Where to start? You could explore, read and research for your next holiday? Read some science fiction to explore another world? Explore a new technology...what's Pinterest about for instance? The semester is rapidly closing, so we are suggestions ...

Banned books week: freedom to read

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

From 24 September until 1 October, the American Library Association (ALA) recognises Banned Books Week in the United States. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the right to read and the importance of the First Amendment (the right to freedom of expression), while highlighting the problems of ...

Food for thought

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

    A perfect theme for the first month of Spring- this month we grow! The National Year of Reading blog post for Grow is full of great ideas, and asks some great questions like: How has your reading changed as you grow? Does your reading help you to grow? Speaking of questions, look out for displays ...

Children’s Book of the Year Winners: displays

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The Children's Book Council of Australia announced the The 2012 Book of the Year Award Winners last week. Photos of displays at Canberra (L) and at Ballarat (R) campus libraries: take a look...(and borrow when you can).                            

What do you think of this Top 10 list?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - this time, from Heather, librarian at Strathfield. Orpheus Lost by Janet Turner Hospital The Otori Tales by Lian Hearn Marrying Ameera by Rosanne Hawke Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah McDonald Salvation Creek by Susan Duncan Breath by Tim Winton The Turning by Tim Winton Night Letters by Robert Dessaix Knitting ...

Two more top 10 Aussie book lists

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - both from North Sydney librarians. This list of top 10 is from Samantha, who says - "Naughty me,  I have included two Trilogies as I could not pick out one from each which I could say I preferred more than the others" The Book Thief ...

An abundance of storybooks

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

From our latest ACU update Students look on as Grace and John Nolan present about their children's literature collection "With more than 3,000 books, the Nolan Collection of children’s literature would exhaust even Scheherazade. For over six years, John and Grace Nolan have been donating children’s literature to the Raheen Library ...

eReading trends

Monday, July 9th, 2012

  This infographic is from the US. But what about you? do you read ebooks? and if so, what do you read on? and why do you read?   Celebrate the National Year of Reading!

Discover reading

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The monthly theme for July is discover. From Kate: I am in a book club that meets monthly. There are ten of us in the group, so we all pick one book a year ("Aren't there 12 months in a year you ask?"  - "Yes, but we have a holiday in January, ...

The Melbourne crew

Friday, June 29th, 2012

    More top 10 Aussie book lists - this time, from the liaison librarian team in Melbourne. Again...not 10, but 12 on this list! So much to tell you by John Marsden My brilliant career by Miles Franklin Pagan’s crusade by Catherine Jinks Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta Poppy by Drusilla Modjeska For the term of his ...