Young readers across the Shoalhaven are dusting off their superhero capes as Book Week 2019 approaches with this year’s theme, My Secret Power, celebrating superheroes and their power to get children reading.
Book week celebrates Australian children’s literature with book character parades, library displays and competitions.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is looking forward to Book Week, as this is one of her favourite library events of the year.
“Book Week marks one of the busiest times of the year for Shoalhaven Libraries with an average of 1000 children attending Book Week events across all library branches every year.” Clr Findley said.
“Shoalhaven Libraries are holding three Book Week competitions for different age groups, with the star of the awards being the Peter Mason Young Writer’s Award.”
“Peter Mason was a beloved Shoalhaven mobile library driver who sadly passed away in 1997, and this year is the first time we have offered this award.”
In addition to the competitions, Shoalhaven Libraries will be performing Toby Riddle’s Here Comes Stinkbug and Michael Speechley’s The All New Must Have Orange 430, as well as regular pop up activities throughout the week.
Book Week kicks off on 17 August until the 23 August and competition entry forms are available at Shoalhaven Library branches. To find out more visit our website or talk to the friendly staff at your local library.