Library services and collections for Children & Youth

The Readings Childrens Book Prize

The Readings Children's Book Prize recognises and celebrates books that families love reading together, or that children read under the covers with a torch late into the night because they can’t bear to put it down—books they tell their friends about. The Prize aims to raise the profile of debut and on-the-rise Australian authors that we believe could make an important contribution to the rich variety of Australian publishing.
Take a look through the past winners of this award by clicking the button below, and then reserve some of the exceptional books on the library catalogue HERE.


Learn to Read

The library has special collections of home readers to borrow or download. more

NSW Premiers Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It's also a great place to find your next great read! more

Ebooks & Eaudiobooks

Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library more

KOALA Awards

Every year, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards. You can join in too, by reading, nominating, and voting for your favourite books in K.O.A.L.A. (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards). You will help give recognition to the authors and books that have most inspired, amused, terrified, enlightened, and engaged you! It's also a great place to find your next great read! more

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

The annual CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Book of the Year Awards are Australia's premiere children's book awards. It's also a great place to find your next great read! more