The South Perth and Manning Libraries will be closed on Monday 1 September for an essential upgrade to our library system.
Items can be returned using the after-hours chute at South Perth Library.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
August 16 to 22 is Children’s Book Week and this year the theme is Connect to Reading. The 2014 Book of the Year Awards have just been announced, and here they are:
Book of the Year: Older Readers
Winner: Wildlife by Fiona Wood
Honour Books: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near and The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn
Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Winner: City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit by Catherine Jinks
Honour Books: My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg and Light Horse Boy by Dianne Wolfer, illustrated by Brian Simmonds
Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Winner: The Swap by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
Honour Books: I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, illustrated by Ann James and Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Picture Book of the Year
Winner: Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
Honour Books: King Pig by Nick Bland and Silver Buttons by Bob Graham
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Winner: Jeremy by Christopher Faille, illustrated by Danny Snell
Honour Books: Welcome to My Country by Laklak Burarrwanga and Family and Ice, Wind, Rock by Peter Gouldthorpe
Come along to the South Perth Library tomorrow (Saturday 16 August) at 10:30am for a special family session for parents and children to attend together presented by author/ illustrator Karen Blair (shortlisted for the awards this year). Click here to book your free ticket.
Make sure you book in for The Reading Hour on Tuesday 19 August 4:30pm. Be entertained by Eco Faerie Cara and storyteller extraordinaire Glenn Swift and enjoy a yummy sausage sizzle. Get your free ticket here.
Will your class be coming to any of our sessions at the libraries? If so, we look forward to seeing you!
Enjoy Children’s Book Week 2014!
Click here to book.
Our next Harmony Storytime is on at South Perth Library next Monday 28th July featuring songs and stories in Chinese.
Come along and join us. Please bring a plate of food to share.
Make sure you check the Dragon and Secret pages for updates about your next meetings!
There’s some really awesome stuff coming up for you :)