Book Group

The book group meets regularly. It is an opportunity for members to discuss the books they have read (adult, young adult or children's fiction).  Just come along when you can.  More information can be found here


Picture This! Art Ideas for Book Week

Date/Time: Friday 23rd June, 2017. 6.00 for a 6.30 start - 8.30pm.


Venue: St Peter's Library Community Hall - 101 Payneham Rd St Peter's  (enter off St Peter's St)

Presenter: Maxine Cavaggion

Example from 2016

Using the 2017 Book Week theme "Escape to everywhere" Maxine will demonstrate and workshop activities that will help teachers and library staff to promote Book Week within their school and libraries. Only 60 positions available. 

Cost $35 CBCSA members, $45 non-members.

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PD Certificates Provided



Champion Pics Competition for School Students



Winning entries from 2016

Who can enter?

  • The competition is open to all school students (R-9) in SA.

What do entrants need to do?

  • Working individually, students select a shortlisted book from the Early Childhood or Picture Book Categories and create a visual presentation, no larger than A3 in size.
  • The presentation is an opportunity for students to show their response to literature: share their feelings and thoughts about the events and characters, or draw connections between personal experiences and the text, or reflect on the language used in the text and its influence on personal response.
  • Students can use any media.

When is it due?

  • All entries are due by Friday 8th September 2017.
  • The winners will be announced Wednesday 13th September 2017.
  • Entry is free.

What are the Prizes?

  • R-2 prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author
  • 3-5prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author
  • 6-7prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author
  • 8-9 prize: Breakfast with a South Australian author
  • Each winner will also receive a book bundle their school library.

The entry form and information can be downloaded here.

Extra information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

The rubric offers ideas on ways students can be successful with their entry.


Book Week Dinner

Date/Time: Friday 25th August, 2017 .
To be confirmed



Breakfast with an Author & Illustrator


Date/Time:  SaturdayNovember 4, 2017 .
Location: Barton's Restuarant, Caledonian Hotel, 219 O'Connell St, North Adelaide.

Cost $40

Have a delicious hot breakfast with author Jane Jolly and illustrator Sally Heinrich as they launch and discuss their collaboration on their new book Papa Sky.

Only 40 places available. 



FFurther information is available here. 



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