Rockingham and Kwinana libraries plan Children’s Book Week celebrations

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Libraries across the Cities of Rockingham and Kwinana will be hives of activity for Children’s Book Week 2018.
Camera IconLibraries across the Cities of Rockingham and Kwinana will be hives of activity for Children’s Book Week 2018.

Starting on August 18, a Book Week Bonanza will be held at Gary Holland Community Centre featuring master storyteller Glenn Swift, with games, activities and prizes on offer.

From August 20-26, Rockingham’s four libraries will be hosting a series of free community events to celebrate, starting at Rockingham Central Library on Monday August 20 with a Children’s Book Week carnival, with kids encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.

On Tuesday August 21 Mary Davies Library and Community Centre in Baldivis will go book crazy with pirate story time, a special appearance from author Sally Murphy and a dress up party.

Safety Bay and Warnbro Community libraries will host their own dress up events on August 21 and 23.

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For more information on Book Week events across Rockingham visit http://rockingham.wa.gov.au/Events.

Kwinana Public Library will also be hosting some beloved children’s authors as part of its celebrations.

Meg McKinlay, who won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction for her novel A Single Stone, will be at two free sessions on Thursday August 16 from 9.30am to 10.30am and 11am to midday.

Award-winning author of the Last Viking, Norman Jorgensen, will present his latest work The Smuggler’s Curse at the library on Monday August 20 with sessions running from 9.30am to 10.30am and 1pm to 2pm.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said she was delighted the City could host such celebrated and talented authors.

“The Kwinana Public Library is one of our City’s centerpieces and a gorgeous setting in which children can celebrate book week with some of WA’s most beloved authors,” she said.

“We hope that these workshops inspire our young residents to continue reading and writing and to keep accessing the extensive library catalogue made available to them at the library.”

These free events are perfect for children aged 8 to 12 years. School bookings are also welcome.

More Kwinana plans here.

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