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August 2015

Christmas Book Appeal Drive

August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015

Support disadvantaged children by giving them a book to own, click nourishing their love of reading. Do this by donating new books at any one of our collection sites during the month of August. All items donated to The Book Appeal will be given to children up to 18 years who are in need in Canberra and Queanbeyan. Please note: Only new books will be accepted. Damaged, second hand or activity books and DVDs will not be accepted. To assist The Children’s…

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Book Week: Books light up our world

August 22, 2015 - August 28, 2015
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National Literacy and Numeracy Week

August 31, 2015 @ 8:00 am - September 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Official National Numeracy and Literacy Week Website

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September 2015

The Great Book Swap

September 2, 2015
TBA

Official Website of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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October 2015

Children’s Week: Children’s Right are Human Rights

October 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

For more information see ACT Children's Week website.

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PlayFEST

October 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street
Cook, ACT Australia
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The Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch participate in PlayFEST with an information stall. PlayFEST is an ACT Playgroup event for parents, carers and children under 6. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to gather important information and parenting resources. For children it offers free exciting, fun entertainment and activities. Previous days have had up to 1500 parent, carers and children attend the day. CBCA ACT Branch generally speak to around 100 families at this event. Volunteers Needed for the ACT…

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December 2015

Christmas Book Appeal Packing and Distribution

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT Australia
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You have donated. Now it is time to pack. Please join us to pack the books that were donated for the Christmas Book Appeal. Many hands make light work, symptoms especially when we need to pack 1460 books. If you are able to come, nurse even for a little while, your time and help would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you can help email info@cbcaact.org.au or phone Leanne 0419401430

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February 2016

Library Lovers Day

February 14, 2016
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March 2016

World’s Biggest Playgroup

March 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street
Cook, ACT Australia
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The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch participate in the Worlds Biggest Playgroup with an information stall and reading corner. The Worlds Biggest Playgroup is an ACT Playgroup event for parents, carers and children under 6. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to gather important information and parenting resources. For children it offers free exciting, fun entertainment and activities. Previous days have had up to 1500 parent, carers and children attend the day. CBCA ACT Branch generally speak to around…

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October 2016

PlayFEST 2016

October 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street
Cook, ACT Australia
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The Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch participate in PlayFEST with an information stall. PlayFEST is an ACT Playgroup event for parents, carers and children under 6. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to gather important information and parenting resources. For children it offers free exciting, fun entertainment and activities. Previous days have had up to 1500 parent, carers and children attend the day. CBCA ACT Branch generally speak to around 100 families at this event. Volunteers Needed for the ACT…

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November 2016

Christmas Book Appeal

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2017 Christmas Book Appeal is on once again. The ACT Branch of the CBCA will be collecting books at a number of sites during August to donate to local charities and refuges as Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children. Our 2017 donation target is 1600+ books. For more information...  Collection site details will be available in Term 2.

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February 2017

2017 Library Lovers Day

February 14, 2017
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March 2017

World Book Day

March 3, 2017
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Make Your Own Story Book Competition

March 20, 2017 - July 28, 2017

DO YOU LOVE STORY BOOKS?  HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO CREATE YOUR OWN? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE… WRITE AND ILLUSTRATE YOUR OWN PICTURE OR STORY BOOK FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES. For over 70 years The Children’s Book Council of Australia has awarded our best children’s authors and illustrators. Now it’s our children’s turn to take part in CBCA ACT Branch's 2nd Make Your Own Story Book Competition. Students from all over Canberra and the region in Year…

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May 2017

Library and Information Week

May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017

The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia. It gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, information pills facilities, dosage events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. This week is your chance to show your skills and your value to the community in a fun way! More details soon.

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National Simultaneous Story time

May 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. More details soon.

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October 2017

Children’s Week

October 21, 2017 - October 29, 2017

During Children's Week we will be hosting CBCA Stall at the ACT Playgroups Expo Make Your Own Story Book Competition Awards Ceremony More details in Term 3.

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PlayFEST 2017

October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street
Cook, ACT Australia
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The Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch participate in PlayFEST with an information stall. PlayFEST is an ACT Playgroup event for parents, carers and children under 6. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to gather important information and parenting resources. For children it offers free exciting, fun entertainment and activities. Previous days have had up to 1500 parent, carers and children attend the day. CBCA ACT Branch generally speak to around 100 families at this event. Volunteers Needed for the ACT…

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December 2017

Packing Day – Chirstmas Book Appeal

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are now seeking volunteers to help us pack the books for each of the selected recipiants of the Christmas Book Appeal. Many hands make light work. If you are able to come, shop even for a little while, capsule your time and help would be greatly appreciated. Date: Saturday 3 December Time and Location: 10am at ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close Deakin Please let us know if you can help email info@cbcaact.org.au

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