Book News

There’s always many exciting things happening in the world of books, reading and libraries…

Drum roll please…the first ever StoryBox app is here! Free to download (with an active subscription) onto Apple and Android devices, a world of stories is now even easier to access. Download the StoryBox app now, featuring: Over 400 diverse stories with new stories added regularly, Quick and easy search filters and playlist functions, Language learning and audio-visual support, including closed-captioning, Individual profile settings for parents and children for Family subscribers. More here.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. The next NSS takes place on Wednesday 25 May 2022 and the book is “Family Tree” by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh. See more here. 

NAIDOC Week: 3rd-10th July celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The National NAIDOC Theme for 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Check out the ‘First Nations’ Stories for NAIDOC Week’ Playlist on Story Box Library. See more hereNAIDOC 2022 Colouring Page.



Theme: Dreaming with eyes open.

Dates: August 20-26 2022

Artwork: Jasmine Seymour

Watch announcement here.



Indigenous Literacy Day: Celebrating Stories and Language (ILD) will be celebrated on 7th September 2022, and is an annual celebration featuring Indigenous languages, stories, peoples and culture. Discover more here.




Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19, 2022. It is a day to celebrate  Dads, Grandads and all the special people that care for and inspire us. Discover more here. 





Library Lovers’ Day 14th February 2022. It’s a day to remember that our libraries are a place where we can get lost in an idea we are following, find an adventure we are seeking in a book, discover more about an issue we feel passionate about or get help from someone about something we want to know. These are all the reasons (and more) to celebrate the valuable roles libraries play in our lives and to re-engage with our libraries and ‘show the love’.

See more here. LLD 2022 colouring sheet


What books have you been reading lately? What events have you celebrated? I’ve love to know!

Happy Reading,