Vote for a Queensland book to represent Australia
  • Tuesday 13 December 2011

Sunshine Coast readers can help decide the eight books that will form Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012 collection.

Manager Library and Gallery Services, Ross Duncan said it was a great opportunity for people to vote for a book to represent Queensland as one of the eight on next year’s national recommended reading list.

“Sunshine Coast Libraries will be supporting the National Year of Reading with all kinds of activities during 2012,” Mr Duncan said.

“We would love for readers to borrow the shortlisted books and place their votes next time they visit any of council’s libraries.

“National Year of Reading organisers are creating a collection of books that, read together, describe the Australian experience.

“We are hoping that thousands of readers will take a journey around Australia through the pages of these eight books and come out of it with an even greater depth of understanding about what it means to be Australian.”

The list of eight winning titles and the start of Australia’s biggest book group for the National Year of Reading will be announced at the launch of the campaign on 14 February 2012, at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

The Queensland shortlist, chosen by independent panels of readers is available on the National Year of Reading website and at your local library. Voting can be completed online and in person at any of council’s libraries. The closing date is 6 January 2012.