Students from Kindergarten to Year 10 are invited to read and log 12 or more book titles during the challenge. This year there are new and more extraordinary prizes for the readers.
2023 Premiers Reading Challenge hero image boy reading book in the sky
Help the State Library of WA improve by completing our annual client survey. You can win one of 10 x $100 Myer vouchers by completing the survey. We want to hear from you no matter how you use the State Library, whether online or in person.
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State Library looking for rock'n'roll donations
Collection Services is looking to add material related to the rock'n'roll street circuit High Voltage, Highway to Hell and WA's music scene to the State Library collection.
Abbe May performs in the Brewed in WA Festival at Badlands Bar Perth 21 March 2021
In Australia, there are 4.4 million Australians with a disability. While the Library has some materials that reflect the stories of Western Australians with disability, we recognise that these stories are not well represented in our collection. This is something we want to change.
Opening ceremony of Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Parade of Nations showing Welsh team
Fremantle Then & Now Wins Interpretation Project
Fremantle Then & Now exhibition wins the “Interpretation Project” category at the Western Australian Heritage Awards. The interactive exhibition explores the changing face of Fremantle from the 1800s to the present day through a collaboration between Curtin HIVE and the State Library of WA.
Fremantle Then and Now exhibition
Recommended reading list
The 16 Days in WA campaign runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (Human Rights Day) each year. The campaign takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
16 Days in WA 2022
The State Library of WA is calling out for LGBTQIA+ related material, photographs, videos, posters, flyers and ephemera from events, social gatherings, festivals, historical moments, and daily life to add to the collection. The State Library's collections should mirror the diverse voices of WA, both past and present.
WA Roller Derby marching in Perth Pride Parade 2013
Today is World Preservation Day, an important day for us at the State Library - the memory bank of Western Australia.
Early map of the world designed by Philip Eckebrecht 1658
Help us improve by completing our survey – we want to hear from you no matter how you use the State Library.
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Delivered by Dr Kate Gregory, Battye Historian
Cracking O’Reilly’s Code - Assessing the significance of John Boyle O’Reilly’s 1868 Book of Poetry.
Dr Kate Gregory Battye Historian