Find a Book Week treasure at City of Vincent Library

Published: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 12:26:51 PM

The City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre is celebrating Book Week (18 - 24 August) with a competition and invitation for local children to drop in after school and show off their costumes.

“Book Week is embraced by our local schools with many local students and teachers dressing up to celebrate their favourite books. It is also a busy time for our library with parents and kids coming in for last minute costume ideas or to borrow a book to use for their costume parade,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“The beauty of Book Week is it allows children to step into a beloved character’s shoes for a day and celebrate some amazing books. A lot of thought and love goes into many Book Week costumes and we’d love to see and share them.”

“We are inviting everyone to come in to the library to show off your costumes, borrow a book and receive a small gift.”

“During Book Week we are also running a competition to win packs of the shortlisted books in the Book of the Year awards. This is open to anyone who comes into the library whether you’re in character or not,” she said.

Run nationally by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the theme for Book Week this year is Find Your Treasure. The Book of the Year Awards coincide with Book Week and the City of Vincent is running a competition to win the shortlisted books in the Early Childhood, Younger Readers and Older Readers categories valued between $100 - $150 each.

Are you stuck for a costume idea for Book Week? Liz Connell the Young Peoples Librarian at the City of Vincent has the following tips for parents:

  • Encourage children to start planning their costumes early.
  • Think about and discuss books or characters your child already loves so they embrace the spirit of the event.
  • It doesn’t need to be perfect or overly elaborate. It’s all about participation not perfection during Book Week.

For more ideas, visit the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre or contact 9273 6090. 

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