Have some fun as Penrith’s libraries celebrate Book Week

BOOK LOVERS: (l-r) Children’s librarian Barjinder Kaur, Penrith mayor John Thain and library services manager Sara Dean with one of the books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

BOOK LOVERS: (l-r) Children’s librarian Barjinder Kaur, Penrith mayor John Thain and library services manager Sara Dean with one of the books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Penrith’s libraries are celebrating Book Week from August 19 to 27.

Featuring the theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’, Book Week is an important time that celebrates bringing children and books together creating a greater appreciation of Australian children’s literature.

“Our talented librarians will dress up in character costume at St Marys and St Clair and act out two books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in the book of the year competition,” mayor John Thain said. “These books are Chips by Kylie Howarth and Nannie Loves by Kylie Dunstan.”

Storytime in council libraries: St Marys: 10.30 - 11.30am, Tuesday, August 22; St Clair: 10.30 - 11.30am, Thursday, August 24; and Penrith: 10.30 - 11.30am, Wednesday, August 23. 

Details: Penrith Library’s Facebook page or Barjinder Kaur, 4732 7890.

“Book Week is just one of the fabulous events, activities and services run by our libraries to suit different ages and interests throughout the entire year,” Cr Thain said.

“Book Week is always a fun time, not only for the young children in our community but also library staff who invariably embrace the theme by dressing up as some of Australian literature’s favourite characters.”

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