CBCA ACT Branch Christmas Book Appeal

Monday, 1 August 2016

Veronica Melville (CBCA ACT Appeal Coordinator), Diana Richards (ALIA), Sarah Steed (Libraries ACT), Minister Meegan Fitzharris, Leanne Barrett (CBCA ACT Vice-President), Tania McCartney, James Redden (Harry Hartog Woden) and Jayne Murray (Yarralumula PS)

It's August! Which means Book Week (my favourite week of the year) and also the Children's Book Council of Australia ACT Branch's annual book appeal. I went along to Civic Library today, where Meegan Fitzharris, Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services, officially launched the appeal.

The ACT Branch will be collecting books at a number of sites during August to donate to local charities and refuges, as Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children.

Their 2016 donation target is 1600+ books.

Minister Fitzharris making a book donation

Collection sites are only open during the month of August. Additional locations will be added, so check the CBCA ACT Book Appeal page for updates.
  • Libraries ACT branches: Belconnen, Civic, Dickson, Erindale, Gungahlin, Kingston, Kippax, Tuggeranong and Woden
  • ALIA ALIA House 9-11 Napier Close Deakin
  • Dymocks Belconnen, Canberra Centre and Tuggeranong
  • Harry Hartog Bookstore Woden
  • Queanbeyan City Library


Let's make 2016 our biggest donation pile yet! and give the gift of books to kids who have so few, this Christmas.


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