Last night, Parkes Shire Library won the Australian library association ALIA’s Bess Thomas award for innovative work with children and young people.
It’s great for Parkes’ librarians, serving a community of just 15000 out in Central West New South Wales, to have their daring work celebrated by peers at a national level.
If you want to steal some of the Parkes magic, you can find “how-to” articles and resources for some of our most exciting programmes online:
- Big Box Battle – monsters vs. robots
- Curating urban myths
- Paint Like Michelangelo, plus chocolate pudding swamps!
- Book publishing for teens
- Time travel in the library
- Zombie siege – video of the 2013 event, plus a report on the original 2012 project including “how-to” PDF
Keep your eyes peeled for more surprises as Parkes kicks off the 2014 season of activities this month…