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Libraries treasure stories adventure and imagination

Discover the hidden treasures a book can hold as some of Australia’s top children’s books burst into life at Isaac libraries during Book Week.

A celebration of Australian Children’s literature, Book Week is an initiative of The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) and aims to bring children and books together.

Mayor Anne Baker said Isaac Libraries will host special story time events from August 20 to 24 exploring this year’s book week theme, Find your Treasure.

“Book Week is a celebration of reading and quality Australian literature,” Mayor Baker said.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to dress up as their favourite book character and to share their best-loved books with others.”

Each year schools, authors, libraries and children join in a range of activities and events designed to inspire children to read and discover new stories and adventures.

“The theme for 2018 is Find Your Treasure and encourages children to go on an adventure and discover all there is to love about books in a fun and interactive way.

“I encourage families to get involved and visit their local Isaac library during Book Week to participate in one of the special story time sessions,” Mayor Baker said.

The CBCA selects a shortlist of titles across six categories each year and the 2018 Book of the Year winners will be announced on Friday August 17.

2018 Book Week celebrations across Isaac:

  • Glenden Library

            Monday August 20, 10am - 11am

  • Nebo Library

            Tuesday August 21, 8.45am - 9.15am

  • Moranbah Library

            Wednesday August 22, 9.30am - 10.30am

  • Middlemount Library

            Wednesday August 22, 10am - 10.30am

  • Clermont Library

             Friday August 24, 9.30am - 10.30am

  • Dysart Library

             Friday August 24, 10.15am - 11.15am

  • St Lawrence Library            

             Friday August 24, 10.30am - 11.30am


For more details visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au, call 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227) or visit your local library.


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Image 1: Jacob Eidelman loves dressing up as his favourite character and discovering new book treasures at Isaac Libraries.

Image 2: Library assistant Laura Crichton ready to bring children’s books to life during special story time sessions across Isaac during Book Week.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Isaac Regional Council PR & Media Officer          4941 3589


7 August 2018