Local school children joined in the national celebration of children's books, authors and illustrators during Children's Book Week last week.
The 2015 Children's Book Week took place across Australia from 22 August to 28 August, the theme "Books Light Up our World".
An exciting event schedule unfolded at the Murray Library during Book Week allowing pupils from several local schools to engage with popular book authors and illustrators.
Students from Carcoola Primary School, Pinjarra Senior High School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School took part in the Murray Library's first 2015 Book Week activity, an art illustration workshop by Australian book illustrator Gabriel Evans.
Students from Pinjarra Primary School, North Dandalup Primary School and Austin Cove Baptist College enjoyed meeting acclaimed author and illustrator Kylie Howarth. The concludingevent saw Pinjarra Primary School pupils entertained by the talented author and illustrator James Foley.
To further exemplify how books light up our world, the library was adorned with a lighthouse and younger visitors where encouraged to show their love of reading by dressing up as their favourite book character when visiting the library.
Children's Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia and celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.The festival highlights the importance of reading.
Pictures of the 2015 Book Week events are available on the Murray Library's Facebook page www.facebook.com/MurrayPublicLibrary.
Children's book week is proudly supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Healthway and Go 2&5 Children's Book Council of Australia.