National Reading Events

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge

Wingecarribee Public Library supports the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge by stocking many of the titles on the list and by helping students to locate PRC books to read.

To view a list of Premier's Reading Challenge books held by the Library, click on the links below:

Premier's Reading Challenge titles K-2
Premier's Reading Challenge titles 3-4
Premier's Reading Challenge titles 5-6
Premier's Reading Challenge titles 7-9

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge has an excellent website with loads of information and advice such as book lists, rules, FAQs and online registration.


Children's Book Week

Book Week, Australia's longest running children's festival, celebrated its 70th birthday in 2015.

The dates for Book Week 2019 are 17 to 23 August.


The theme for 2019 is 'Reading is my secret power'.

View last years shortlist here.

Local schools and preschools are invited to the library during Book Week to help us celebrate short listed books.


National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime 2019




Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, the National Simultaneous Storytime promotes the value of reading and literacy, the importance of the Australian book industry and the role of libraries through this special annual event.

The Library holds a special National Simultaneous Storytime event each year. Keep an eye on our events page or follow us on Facebook for more information.


Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading ClubSummer Reading Club is a national annual reading program designed to encourage kids to read over the summer school holidays and is suitable for children aged 5 to 16.

For details about Summer Reading Club 2019/20, keep an eye on our events page or follow us on Facebook.