Book Week fun and fundraising

CBC student in the school library's 'Once Upon a Time' landTo celebrate Book Week this year, the CBC St Kilda library has taken on a new look for the week ‘ we are transporting students into the other worlds that they can explore as part of the Escape to Everywhere theme. The worlds we have created for them are ‘Under the Sea’, ‘Outer Space’, ‘Once Upon a Time…’ among others’, said head librarian Joyce Sendeckyj.

The students are also taking part in Literature Quizzes, Competitions, Impromtu Speech and Limerick Competitions as well as Fiction Treasure Hunts.

As part of Book Week, CBC students are also raising money and collecting books for Indigenous Literacy, donating their pre-loved books, some of which are being sold for $1 and others which are being donated directly to Indigenous communities.

Some of the money raised goes towards the publishing of Indigenous books in the languages native to the communities. The project is important as it encourages as much exposure as possible for all children to good teenage fiction.

Escape to Everywhere is the theme for the 2017 Children’s Book Week which runs until 26 August.