2013 Media Releases
25 Nov 2013The presentation of a Premier’s Award to the State Library of Western Australia’s Better Beginnings initiative highlights how WA children have benefitted from the literacy program.
Literacy Program Benefits WA Children
21 Nov 2013Interviews with everyday people and iconic Western Australians such as Sir David Brand, John Tonkin, Alan Bond, Robert Juniper, Jimmy Pike and Albany Bell would be lost if not for the digitisation of deteriorating analogue cassette tapes at the State Library of Western Australia.
Keeping Up With Technology
02 Nov 2013Original artworks by Australia’s top picture book illustrators can now be seen in Picture a Story, a new exhibition from 2 November 2013 – 27 February 2014.
Australia’s Top Illustrators On show
29 Oct 2013Anyone who has visited their public library lately is reminded that they are vibrant and visual hubs of activity and learning in our community.
Public libraries chart new territories
02 Jul 2013Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced the shortlist for this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.
Shortlist for WA Book Awards
07 Jun 2013The opportunities for WA kids to develop a love of books and reading remain bright as ever thanks to the ongoing generosity of passionate children’s art collector, Peter Williams.
Collector’s Gift Sparks Love of Reading
22 May 2013A recent report shows that Australia’s public libraries deliver benefits worth nearly three times the cost of running them.
Economic Benefit of Libraries
22 Apr 2013Sixty-five stories which were self-published by the Kadjina Community between 1998 and 2002 are now available online for the first time.
Written in English, Walmajarri and Kriol, the collection is a mix of original stories, modern retellings of traditional stories and illustrated records of traditional knowledge.
From Kadjina to the World-Wide-Web
12 Apr 2013Fewer children in WA are at risk of missing out on developing essential literacy skills thanks to a state-wide parenting program which promotes reading to children from birth.
Home Reading Habits Have Impact
27 Feb 2013With a flamboyance of flamingos, a hover of hummingbirds and a lounge of lizards in tow, award-winning author/illustrator Patricia Mullins is set to shake up Perth with an explosion of colourful collages which will delight both young and old.
A Visit from the Queen of the Animals!
31 Jan 2013Did you make an impact on library services in 2012 with an innovative service, event, program,
piece of research or partnership?
$5000 Prize on Offer for Library Excellence
18 Jan 2013Rhinos in the library!
Original mixed-media illustrations from Patricia Mullins’ children’s book A Crash of Rhinos are now on display in a colourful new exhibition at the State Library of Western Australia.
Rhinos in the Library!
16 Jan 2013Fremantle resident Dr Kate Gregory has been appointed by the State Library of Western Australia as the Battye Historian.
State Library appoints Battye Historian