There will be a variety of different activities held at central and district libraries over the week, including special story times, craft and sing-a-long sessions.
Book Week is Australia’s longest-running children’s festival and was launched in 1945 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation promotes children’s and young adults’ literature, as well as Australian authors and illustrators.
Book Week is themed each year and in 2013 the focus is Read Across the Universe. Themes in previous years include Champions Read (2012), Go Under Cover (1993) and Books for the World of Tomorrow (1947).
Wollongong City Council’s Manager Library and Community Services, Jenny Thompson said Book Week activities are always popular and create interest with children, parents and school groups.
If people would like to get involved in the Book Week activities in Council’s libraries, they’re encouraged to contact their local branch for more information or to make a booking. Special story times will be held throughout Book Week at Corrimal District Library on Thursday at 11am, Thirroul District Library on Friday at 10.30am and Wollongong Central Library on Friday at 10am.
For more information you can contact Council’s Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.