Monday, 13 September 2021
Almost 800 children attended book week at Subiaco Library
Children’s Book Week recently wrapped up at Subiaco Library with almost 800 children from local primary schools attending sessions across the week.
Book Week is an annual celebration of children’s literature, authors and illustrators; this year’s theme was Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.
Subiaco Library welcomed special presenters including authors Askà, Chris Owen, Nadia King, Meg McKinlay and graphic novel author Campbell Whyte.
Teachers surveyed after the week said they loved how interactive the sessions were and that they showed the kids how important creativity was.
“To have this beautiful book read by its creator and to hear the process and motivations for writing was truly amazing; Meg had the year ones enthralled,” one teacher said.
Subiaco Library holds regular and one-off events for all ages and interests, including a junior and children’s book club which have been running for 15 years.
This October, the library will be holding the Great Book Swap to help support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation that provides books and learning resources to children living in remote communities across Australia.
This event is another great way to celebrate reading locally, while learning more about Indigenous languages and culture.