Book Week 2019

Picnic in the Park

Dress up as your favourite book character and join us for a picnic in the park, Story Time under the trees and Baby Bounce on the lawn.  There will be loads of fun for the kids with face painting, puppets, craft activities plus heaps more! Bring a picnic, rug, water bottle and hat.

Thursday, August 2210am - noonCivic Precinct

Walkerston Book Week Parade

Dress as your favourite book character and parade down Dutton Street for the annual Walkerston Book Week Parade.

Friday, August 239am - 10.30amWalkerston State School (Basketball Courts)

Baby Bounce

Little people from birth to walking are invited to dress as their favourite book character and celebrate Book Week with us. Baby Bounce promotes language development in babies from birth to walking.

Monday, August 1911am - 11.30amDudley Denny City Library
Tuesday, August 2011am - 11.30amWalkerston Library
Wednesday, August 2111am - 11.30amMirani Library
Wednesday, August 2111am - 11.30amSarina Library
Thursday, August 2210.30am - 11amCivic Precinct

Toddler Time

Toddler Time encourages language development and social interaction for toddlers up to two-and-a-half years.  Come dressed as your favourite book character!

Monday, August 199.30am - 10amGordon White Library
Wednesday, August 219.30am - 10amSarina Library
Friday, August 239.30am - 10amDudley Denny City Library

Story Time

Bring your little ones aged two-and-a-half to five years dressed as their favourite book character and celebrate Book Week with us.  Story Time enhances language and literacy development. The session features stories, nursery rhymes and songs.

Tuesday, August 209.30am - 10amMirani
Tuesday, August 209.30am - 10amWalkerston
Wednesday, August 219.30am - 10amSarina
Wednesday, August 2110.30am - 11amGordon White Library
Thursday, August 2210.30am - 11amCivic Precinct

Book Week Competitions

Enter a Book Week Competition for your chance to win a prize.

  • Book Hunt - All library branches
  • Picture Hunt - All library branches
  • Colouring In - Walkerston Library
  • Best Costume - Book Parade

Book of the Year Awards

There are six categories in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Award and Award for New Illustrator. View the short list at