Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Activities at Gold Coast City Libraries

The Gold Coast City Council Libraries are running a range of free fun activities for high school students these summer school holidays.
Check out the digital brochure for more details on individual programs, dates and locations. Bookings are required and can be made online.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Summer Reading Club at Gold Coast City Council Libraries

The Gold Coast City Council Libraries have partnered with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this summer to encourage kids to keep reading over the school holiday break.
You can submit your reading records to go in the draw to join GC City Libraries for a day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday 19 February.
Register at your local library from 1 December.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SLQ Young Writers Award

The State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award is open for submissions now. Entries close Friday September 30 at 5pm. The competition is open to young writers aged 15 to 25 with great prizes on offer. All you have to do is submit a short story (up to 1500 words) through the online submission form.
Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Reading Challenge Deadline

Today is the last day to submit your reading forms for the Coomera Anglican College Junior Secondary Reading Challenge.
Be sure to hand them in to library staff before the end of the day so that you can go in the draw for one of the excellent prize packs.
The prizes will be drawn on Thursday at lunch time.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Competitions for Students

This is an early heads up!

The Somerset Celebration of Literature will take place in March 2017. Yes that is a while away however as part of the celebrations there are two writing competitions open to school age students and they are both open for submissions now. The competitions are The Somerset National Poetry Prize and The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition.
The purpose of the Somerset National Poetry Prize is to encourage a love of writing poetry amongst secondary school students, to affirm it as a worthwhile literary pursuit, and to stimulate excellence in writing. It also aims to inspire and enrich youth literature.
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is open to all Australian high school students. It is a wonderful opportunity for serious student writers, encouraging them in their literary growth - and there are also some fantastic prizes on offer!
More information can be found by visiting their website HERE.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Reading Challenge For Junior Secondary Students

Heads up! There is only 1 week to go until the deadline for the reading challenge. Remember to fill in your entry forms listing the reading you have done and then submit it to library staff. You will then be entered into the draw to win one of the awesome prizes.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Byron Writers Festival

Heads up! The Byron Writers Festival starts today in Byron Bay and runs all weekend finishing on Sunday afternoon.

The program is absolutely packed full with interesting speakers. Click here to take a look.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Reading Challenge For Junior Secondary Students

The Reading Challenge finishes in just over 5 weeks - still plenty of time to get your reading done and go in the draw for a prize. Tell us if you're struggling to find something to read and we will help you to find a quick read to get you up to the minimum of 15 books. It might sound hard but we will make it easier for you by choosing the right books. Come and speak to us.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

GCCC Libraries Competition

The Gold Coast City Council Libraries are hosting the "Words Out creative writing competition for young Gold Coasters." 
All you have to do is Write an original story or poem of up to 1000 words on the theme Australia: Story Country.
The prize on offer is an iPad mini 4!
There are two age categories for Gold Coast residents:
  • 11 years and under
  • 12 to 17 years.
The winner in each category will receive an iPad mini 4.
You can grab an entry form by dropping in to one of the council libraries or by visiting their website from August the 20th.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Reading Challenge For Junior Secondary Students

Get involved in the 2016 Coomera Anglican College Reading Challenge and you could win a fantastic prize pack.

Easy! Just read 15 books at your reading level.
They don’t have to be huge books, just the sort that you would normally read.
All students who successfully complete this challenge go into the prize draw.

The Reading Challenge is open to Junior Secondary students in years 7 to 9.
Registrations started on Monday June 12th.
Stop reading your books on Friday September 9th.
All completed reading forms must be handed in to library staff by Tuesday September 13th.
Prizes will be drawn on the last day of Term 3—Friday September 16th.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Holiday Fun - State Library Story Lab

The State Library Story Lab is on again over the winter holidays which are fast approaching.
They describe the program as an "action packed program of hands-on, minds-on fun and creativity — with workshops in Lego Mindstorms, augmented reality, the art of blogging and more.
Step into the ever popular Story Lab and explore the art of storytelling through a variety of fun digital mediums including workshops in film making, gaming, origami art and robotics. Story Lab will let your imagination run wild, while learning skills and techniques from the experts."
Sessions do sell out so be sure to book early.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Byron Bay Writers Festival

The Byron Bay Writers Festival, which takes place between the 1st and 7th of  August, has early bird tickets on sale now but if you can't afford the ticket price you can apply to volunteer at the event. The reward for doing so is free entry for the days that you volunteer. You must be over 18yo to volunteer. Applications close this Friday 27th of May.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ipswich Poetry Feast

The Ipswich Poetry Feast is on again so consider this a heads up to our poetry fans out there.
The competition, which has cash prizes for all categories, is open now to all ages. The entry deadline is 5pm July 29.
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Easy Reads

We love the simple pleasure that a book can provide - the chance to become lost in another world and escape our own, even if just for a little while.
We know that sometimes finding the time to sit and read for fun can be tricky. There are so many things pulling us in different directions that we can neglect the true pleasure of getting lost in a good book, a good story or even a good character.
You will be interested to know that we have a whole collection of books in the library called Quick Reads. These books are all less than 100 pages long so they aren’t going to take you forever to get through. The great thing is that they are filled with stories that are easy to read.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CBCA Awards

The Children's Book Council of Australia recently announced their list of notable books which are being considered for this year’s CBCA Awards.
The list of notables is narrowed down to a short list which is announced on Friday May 20th with the winners being announced on Friday August 19.
The books are available to borrow from the library. Check out the list here.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Library Lovers' Day takes place on February 14.
Come in and show some love for your favourite author by borrowing one of their books.