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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

Do you know your fly leaf from your pastedown? Do you know what a Brodart cover it? Test your book anatomy vocabulary with this quiz! Source: QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Parts of a Book?

New Kids Street Libraries to roll out across the City

New Kids Street Libraries to roll out across the City

Kids across the Blue Mountains have had their say on the location and designs of 11 children’s street libraries, which will soon be installed throughout the Blue Mountains from Blaxland to Blackheath. We asked kids (aged five to 12 years) to participate in the program...

Spotted a Street Library that is not on our map?

Spotted a Street Library that is not on our map?

Snap it with Snap Send Solve!  Now is your chance to save the day and go on the hunt to locate unregistered Street Libraries in your community. By using the free Snap Send Solve app, you can help us reach our goal of 5000 registered Street Libraries by December 2021....

Nominate your Street Library of the year for 2020

Nominate your Street Library of the year for 2020

We love seeing Street Libraries popping up all around Australia. Here is your chance to celebrate them by nominating a Street Library in your community. They will go into the draw to win amazing prizes from local shops around us. Why not tell your family and friends...

Scholar Talk: Searching for Charlotte: Australia’s First Children’s

Scholar Talk: Searching for Charlotte: Australia’s First Children’s

TUESDAY 3 November 2020 11am to 12pm Australia’s first children’s book, A Mother’s Offering to Her Children, was published in 1841. The book’s author, referred to simply as ‘A Lady Long Resident in NSW’, was actually Charlotte Waring Atkinson.- An event at the State...

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

Wuguan Books in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is almost completely dark so shoppers can recreate the experience of reading a book under the covers with a flashlight. Source: At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and

A new study by the ANU School of Sociology has found that people who grew up in book-filled homes have higher reading, math, and technological skills. The paper was co-authored by Joanna Sikora, Source: Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and

Mini Red Biblio in Krakow, Poland

Mini Red Biblio in Krakow, Poland

Meet Tina the Street Librarian from Krakow, Poland. Tina and her husband, Norbert own a small pizzeria called Pizza Chata. They are passionate about books and thought the pizzeria was the perfect location to share the love of reading by installing "Mini Red Biblio"....

Melbourne I Love You tote

Melbourne I Love You tote

Totes for change in the City of Melbourne. Description The most Melbourne tote bag ever! All profits from the sale of this tote bag will be used to purchase Street Libraries that we will gift to a local community that needs it most! Street Libraries are small boxes...

Waleed Aly Street Library Patron

Waleed Aly Street Library Patron

  We are super excited to announce Waleed Aly as our Street Library patron. With a shared vision to bring a Street Library to every street in Australia, Waleed wants to make sure that no one will miss out on going on an adventure with a book. Waleed is a Walkley...

Book Week Celebrations

Book Week Celebrations

Schools around Australia celebrate Book Week this year from 17th – 23rd October, with displays, author talks, and a variety of activities around the theme of “Curious Creatures Wild Minds”. Visit the Children's Book Council of Australia to find amazing resources and...

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