Being celebrated around Australia this week is Children's Book Week. My involvement with the event goes back to 1967 when I was a Library Assistant at Waverley Library. I remember Book Week Parades held in the Pavilion at Bondi Beach. When I moved on to be Children's Librarian at Randwick Library we held these events in the Randwick Town Hall. My memories of these times are foggy but I remember colouring in and poster competitions, book quizzes, kids dressed up as book characters, readings of prize-winning books and events featuring favourite authors and storytellers.
I have no pictorial evidence of these early events but in digging into my photo archive I found a few photos of the times in the 1980s,1990s and early 2000s when I was part of the Children's Book Week celebrations.
|Book Week visit from a neighbouring school - 1988
|Book fun with Library Monitors - 1995
|Story telling - 1999
|Illustrator, Ron Brooks - 2001
|Library Display - 2001
|Author Visit - Undated
|Library Staff - 2003
|Prize-winning books - 2004
|Isobelle Carmody book signing - 2005
|Book Fair - 2006
|Library Staff - 2008