Archive for the ‘National Year of Reading 2012’ Category

Miles Franklin Award winner!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The Miles Frankin award for 2012 goes to  - Anna Funder and her novel All that I am. Summary : "While visiting her cousin Dora in Munich, teenaged Ruth falls for charismatic journalist Hans Wesemann, and the three try to get World War I hero Ernst Toller released from ...

Top 10 free ebook websites

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

from Top Sites Blog, this useful list: A list of "top 10 best free libraries to read and download ebooks for free. All these websites are ads free and most of them don’t require registration". 1. Internet Archive: the largest digital library to download free ebooks. 2. Project Gutenberg: offers over ...

Dreams from North Sydney

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

As part of our month of dreaming - North Sydney students wrote down a few things that they were dreaming about!   What will you dream of in June?  

Boori Monty Pryor visits Strathfield campus

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Australian Children’s Laureate Boori Monty Pryor entertained ACU staff and 100 school students from St Anne’s and St Martha’s Strathfield on Friday 8 June 2012. The author engaged participants in activities based around his award winning picture book Shake a Leg. The school children were enthralled with Boori’s storytelling skills and ...

Dream a little

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This month the NYR theme is 'dream', which seems a perfect theme for winter in a way. Semester is ending and it may be time to take a little break from your formal studies? The NYR dream blog post asks a few questions: do you dream when you read? does your reading inspire your ...

Library author talk @Strathfield: Boori Monty Pryor

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

To celebrate National Year of Reading 2012, the Strathfield Campus Library is hosting a talk with the award winning author Boori Monty Pryor at 9.30am on Friday June 8 ,2012 in the McGlade Gallery, Strathfield campus. For more information about Boori, visit his webpage at Allen & Unwin. His books are available ...

Escape eBook challenge escapees

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

You may remember our Escape eBook challenge that we held recently? We had 83 posts in total, and the last post rather nicely finished with "However the book he picked up was a scrapbook - it was empty and as he drifted into the pages of white he ...

Little free libraries

Friday, May 18th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5938" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="a little free library"][/caption] We happened upon this lovely concept...a little free library that can put a library on your corner :) From the Little Free Library website: Our Mission: To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. To build a sense of community as ...

North Sydney escapes!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

  North Sydney escapes...reality. Apparently this will change over time. :) Stay tuned. Escape - National Year of Reading 2012 monthly theme for May. There will be a live twitter discussion 29 May starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time). Use the tag #NYR12 ...

Canberra escapes in May

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Canberra Library felt the month of April was great for the National Year of Reading but they have now escaped into the theme for May.  Canberra staff and students have also made numerous entries in Escape eBook Challenge so if you are feeling creative, help your campus lead the way ...