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Book week at Corrimal and Thirroul

booksCORRIMAL and Thirroul libraries will celebrate Book Week with a number of special events during Book Week on Thursday and Friday.

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.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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