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Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere: Home

Where's Wally Instagram Photo Booth

Pop by the CBL Photo Booth during Book Week. Dress up in the Where's Wally costume and hold the Instagram frame. Snap a photo with our Instax Mini and take home your photo. 

CBL Readers' Cup Challenge 2017

Entries close at the end of Book Week for the 2017 CBL Readers' Cup Challenge. Booklists and Entry Forms can be found on the CBL Readers' Cup Libguide

Library Survey

Students are encouraged to complete the CBL Feedback Survey on library resources and services. 

Picture Book of the Year Shortlist

Book Week 2017 - Escape to Everywhere

Writing Activity


Students are encouraged to enter the CBL Book Week Creative Writing Competition.

Use this image as inspiration and write a piece of creative writing with the opening line "It looked ordinary from the outside."

Entries can be emailed through to by Friday 25th August.

South Sudan Book Drive

As part of Book Week celebrations the Christopher Brennan Library is participating in a charitable initiative, South Sudan Book Drive. This initiative is in conjunction with Patrick's Stevedores and Brookfield Investments, who aim to send a 20 foot container of books to South Sudan. 

The Student Office, along with the CBL will be collecting books - textbooks, children's books, fiction books, information books, . . . . any book that is still in good reading condition will be greatly received. 

Scavenger Hunt

Students are to use the online catalogue to track the locations of the books in the Scavenger Hunt - the theme is Escape to Everywhere!

Find stamps at each checkpoint and stamp your passport. Once all 12 stamps have been collected, swap your passport for a CHUPA CHUP and a BOOKMARK. 

All valid entries go in the draw for a major prize.

The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Build a Story Quilt

Students from the SIEP unit will listen to a reading of The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clake. Students will draw their response to the story on squares of paper which will be placed together to form a patchwork story quilt for display in the library.

Author Visit

Steven Herrick will be holding a Poetry Workshop with Year 10 students during Book Week.

Click of the following by Steven Herrick.

Wide Reading Activity

During Book Week Wide Reading classes will begin their reading period with a Book Quiz incorporating this year's theme, Escape to Everywhere. 

Book of the Year Shortlist - Older Readers