Celebrating Library Lovers Day
24 Jan 2022
It’s every library and book lover’s favourite day of the year - Library Lovers Day! Happening annually on February 14, Library Lovers Day is dedicated to book lovers across the globe, and celebrates the important work of libraries and librarians everywhere. As hubs for discovery, learning, reading and a place for kids to explore a world of stories, libraries everywhere keep communities and families connected. Explore our Short Films shining a spotlight on libraries, the people who work in them and advocate for them.
Our Librarian Storyteller of the Year Winner 2020 and State Library Queensland librarian, Frankie Jaiyeola, was invited to read stories for Story Box Library. Frankie talks about her experience in the 'storyteller' chair, and gives some words of encouragement to the storytellers across Australia who want to enter the competition in its next round!
Meet the 2020-21 Australian Children's Laureate, Ursula Dubosarsky, a writer and passionate advocate for reading and learning. During her two-year term as Laureate, Ursula encouraged kids to Read For Your Life, recognising that reading often drops off after primary school and needs to be developed as a lifelong habit.
Libraries are a space where children should feel comfortable coming to explore questions they don't know the answers to. Who's Your Real Mum storyteller, Erin Wamala, is a Teacher Librarian at Trinity Grammar School. She knows the importance of books shared by trustworthy voices or resources, helping kids to understand complex topics and get through difficult times.
Dolly Diamond shares her experiences of visiting libraries, taking us around Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library, reflecting on treasured memories of books and the chance to uncover something new.
It can all start at a library. Davina Bell sums it up perfectly when she says that libraries link readers with the past and offer hope for the future, through her experiences of writing at the library and as a space to return to for quiet and comfort.
As an author, illustrator and editor, Tania McCartney simply loves books and words and pictures. She shares how her family loves to visit anywhere with books and has been to libraries around the world, and how libraries are a great place for exposing kids to books and enjoy them.
Aaron Minehan, Education Officer at the National Library of Australia and Story Box Library storyteller, gives us an inside look at the National Library and it's amazing collection.