Schools and libraries celebrate Book Week

Four-year-old Blake Hubble and three-year-old Zane Knight took the opportunity to get dressed up as Dash and Woody at the Maryborough Regional Library as part of the celebrations.

Children throughout the shire have dressed as their favourite literary characters and superheroes to celebrate Book Week this week.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week is an annual event which sees schools, libraries and children across the country celebrate the magic that is literature for one week each August.

The Maryborough Regional Library have once again delved into the wonderful world of words with the shire’s youngest members this year, and library services manager Maree Stephenson said Book Week is always very popular.

“We have a big focus on Book Week at the library, it gives children and parents the opportunity to dress up and have a bit of fun but also encourages kids to read,” she said.

“We get right into it, a lot of schools in the area get involved which is fantastic and we take it to the extreme by having activities running throughout the week.”

Ms Stephenson said over 100 children take part in Book Week at the library each year, across both Maryborough and Dunolly sites.

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