Book News

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

International School Library Day: Growing Global Citizens Tuesday 19th October. Once again ALIA is proud to celebrate International School Library Day. This day celebrates school libraries and their staff and the work that they undertake to support students. This year we are celebrating on Tuesday 19th October with the theme ‘Growing Global Citizens’. 

Check out the School Library Day Playlist on Storybox.


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. 



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 held on Wednesday 1 September 2021, and is an annual celebration featuring Indigenous languages, stories, peoples and culture. This year’s theme is Celebrating Stories and Language. Discover more here.




Father’s Day was Sunday 5th September 2021. It is a day to celebrate  Dads, Grandads and all the special people that care for and inspire us. Discover more here. 




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

Happy Reading,