Libraries Photo Competition

Cassowary Coast Libraries are encouraging kids to get creative with their paint and pencils to design their own bookmark for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week.

Speaking about the upcoming Children’s Book Week, Councillor Trudy Tschui, portfolio holder for Community and Culture, shared that with the lead up to Children’s Book Week, Libraries wanted spark children’s imagination and creativity, by involving them in this uniquely Australian celebration.

“The Children’s Book Council has celebrated bringing stories and the excitement of reading straight to the hands of children since 1945 and this year the theme is ‘Our Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’.

“This year’s theme shares the essence of Book Week, opening whole new magical worlds of stories and characters directly to young readers. Libraries and Public Schools, Teachers and Librarians bring those worlds to life during Book Week through creative displays, fun activities, and sharing books with similar themes to highlight the importance of reading,” advised Councillor Tschui.

This year, Cassowary Coast Libraries want to include the region’s children more than ever in  the creative process, with their Bookmark Competition. Children can collect an entry form and design their very own bookmark with drawings, lots of colour, using paint or pencils, or wherever their creativity takes them. The winning design will be professionally printed and shared in all Cassowary Coast Libraries.

Entry forms can be collected from Cassowary Coast Library branches or are downloadable from Libraries Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CassowaryCoastLibraries. Visit one of the Cassowary Coast Library branches between the 21 August and 27 August to help celebrate Children’s Book Week.

All Bookmark submissions must be in by 13 August 2021.

Cassowary Coast Library branches are located at Cardwell, Wongaling Beach, Tully, and Innisfail, and can be contacted by calling 1300 366 616. For all other Library information  , please visit www.cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au/our-community/libraries

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