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Read around the world

Reading can take you anywhere….

Join Woollahra Libraries for our “Read Around the World” Summer Reading Club Challenge for children early years - age 12.

To get involved, simply visit Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Paddington Library or Watsons Bay Library from Tuesday 1 December to register and collect your Summer Reading Club Passport. Each child must register using their own library card. Membership is free.

Children must read 10 suggested books from the Reading Destination List and record this in their reading Passport. Readers then return their completed passport to a Woollahra Libraries location to receive a lucky dip prize and instant entry to the major prize draw. Reading club members can complete up to a maximum of 5 passports.

Books read must be borrowed on the entrant's own library card from Woollahra Libraries and read during the Summer Reading Club period (1/12/20 – 31/01/21). Major prize entry closes on Sunday 31 January at 4pm. Winners will be notified on Wednesday 3 February 2021.


Story Box Library Book Titles

Use your Woollahra Libraries membership to access Story Box Library and discover more ‘Read Around the World’ themed books read by authors and famous personalities. Library staff have created a Story Box Library list with reading suggestions and links to each story.


Digital Bilingual Story Times

Join Woollahra Libraries staff to read stories and sing rhymes in both English and other international languages including German, Greek and Mandarin.


Summer Reading Club Activities

Besides reading, here are some other creative activities you can do at home to celebrate the ‘Around the World’ theme.

  • Dress up in costume from a country of your choice or a character from a book you have read as part of the Summer Reading Club.
  • Cook an Australian or international recipe to enjoy with family and friends.
  • Make a cultural craft or artwork.
  • Learn to sing a song or say some fun phrases in another language.
  • Print out and colour the world map showing the places you have read about from the Summer Reading Club.

Share your Summer Reading Club adventure with Woollahra Libraries via Instagram using the hashtag #woollahralibraries

Upcoming events

  • Holiday Kahoot Trivia

    Whether you are an avid reader or not, this quiz is guaranteed to entertain and encourages playful competition. With questions about popular and classic children's books you'll be able to test your knowledge and see how speedy you are with your buzzer.

    Thursday 21 January 2021, 2:30pm-3:30pm ()

    Online