Our Community

If you would like your site or event promoted through the ACT branch, please contact the President via email.


Love2Read Canberra

Purpose: Love2Read Canberra brings together organisations in Canberra with a common interest in the advocacy and celebration of books, literacy, authors, illustrators, and the pleasure of reading, for the purpose of supporting and coordinating such efforts in the ACT and region (including e.g. Goulburn, Yass, Queanbeyan, Cooma, Bungendore).

Objectives: Advocate for books, literacy and the pleasure of reading in Canberra and region. Share information about programs and events, and work strategically to promote them. Identify and action opportunities for relevant collaborative projects, programs and events.

  • Libraries ACT
  • Children’s Book Council of Australia (ACT Branch)
  • ACT Writers’ Centre
  • Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature
  • National Library of Australia
  • Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Australia and New Zealand (ACT Branch)
  • Local bookstores
  • Bilingual Education Alliance
  • Aussie Writers
  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • ArtsACT
  • ACT Department of Education and Training

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

CBCA celebrates an exciting partnership with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. CBCA branches across Australia enthusiastically endorse our shared mission to promote reading, literacy and quality literature.

Find ACT Libraries and Organisations:

ACT Public Library

Explore the services and events available at your local public library, including regular children’s storytimes and holiday activities. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in the ACT region.

ACT Writers Centre

A non-profit association dedicated to serving readers and writers in the ACT and region. Offers a broad range of workshops and events, and a members library.

Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature

Visit the CBCA’s own research collection of Australian children’s literature, housed in the University of Canberra Library. The Lu Rees Archives contain an outstanding collection of Australian children’s books (including translations), original artworks, author papers, and other treasures.

National Library of Australia

The National Library collects all books published in Australia, and has a large range of online subscription resources available onsite. See their events page for upcoming author talks. Free wifi is available.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) East Australia and New Zealand

An  association of children’s writers and illustrators who meet to share ideas, news, and hear from industry professionals.

Find more:


New search service offered by the National Library of Australia. Find books in Australian libraries, view images, read historic newspapers, author biographies and more!Trove replaces the free version of Libraries Australia.

Facebook groups:

ACT Public Schools
ACT Writers & Editors Network
ACT Writers Centre
Children’s Book Council of Australia (National)

Children’s Book Council of Australia NSW

LibraryThing Local

Site which helps you find libraries, bookshops and literary events for a particular city or town by name or postcode (marked on a Google Map). Events and venues are added by LibraryThing members. iPhone users can access this information through the Local Books app (free) or LAYAR (free – also available for Android mobiles).

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