Reading Wall is up again

The Reading Wall is hanging in The Nook just inside the doors at the State Library. It’s there to celebrate the Love2Read Cafe and the National Year of Reading until 9 December.
You’re invited to share part of your favourite poem (or you can add it as a comment to this post.) Enjoy reading others peoples favourites…Jabberwocky seems to be a stand-out so far.

Laundry Reads

Need something to read while you wait for your washing?? Laundry Reads may be in a laundromat near you…this program for the National Year of Reading has given old library books a new lease of life and sent them out to 20 laundries across the metro area (and some regional areas) to find new readers. Brought to you by SLWA, the State Library Foundation and Dependable Laundry Solutions.Read more here:

The fantastic flying books of Mr Morris Lessmore

This lovely short animation just won an Oscar and is so relevant to this National Year of Reading: what a wonderful homage to booklovers and readers everywhere.

Did you know?

Last month at the State Library…

There were 98,747 visitors to the Alexander Library Building
There were 192,055 visits to our websites
We welcomed 451 new members to the State Library community
Our clients performed 83,114 searches on electronic resources provided from the Alexander Library Building
Our Preservation & Maintenance teams preserved 1372 digital images

There are currently 233 public libraries in Western Australia.
Find, contact or join your local library using the Australian Libraries Gateway or our Guide to Public Libraries in Western Australia – and get reading!
National Year of Reading 2012

Reading Wall online

Here at the State Library of WA we’ve started a Reading Wall in the Nook area near the south entrance of the Library. People can write a label to share their favourite quote from a book as part of the National Year of Reading 2012.

But what if you’d like to share online? Add a comment to this post and share your favourite quote from a book!  (We’ll keep posting to encourage and you can click on the Reading Wall category to check on all the posts.)