From Monday 22 May until Sunday 28 May, libraries across Australia will be celebrating Library and Information Week.
Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and librarians in Australia, and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community.
The week is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia's book industry and the role of libraries.
The theme for Library and Information Week 2017 is 'Celebrate', and we encourage you to celebrate by visiting your local library and borrowing plenty of books to show your support! If you're looking for appropriately themed books, check out our libraries book list.
If you have young children, be sure to ask about National Simultaneous Storytime, which will be held on the morning of Wednesday 24 May for the 17th year. This year, the book being read to hundreds of thousands of children across the country is the hilarious The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.