Thursday, October 22, 2020

Children's Book Week

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


crgalvin said...

Fun times and fond memories, often involved a lot of extra work but always worth it in the end when the students, no matter their age, appreciated the effort.

TravelGenee said...

Great to have photos to back up so many memories. I’m sure there are many more memories of you sharing your love of books.


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