"We were happy to hear that our contribution was worth it and that over all the schools raised $80,000." - Navin
Australian publishers give a generous discount on books purchased with this money, so resources to an even greater value can be provided to those remote Indigenous communities which have access to very few books. Learn more about ARC here.
"We got to see an interesting library and a model of the city." - Moseley.
The City of Sydney model is visible through the glass floor of the ground floor. You can take a virtual tour here. Customs House Library is the latest addition to the City of Sydney library system.
As well as The Governor, Professor Marie Bashir, there were two special guests who spoke at the ceremony.
Gabi Hollows represented the Fred Hollows Foundation and welcomed the money raised as she knows the value that reading brings to individuals and communities who have grown up without access to such resources.
Tara June Winch is a young writer of Wiradjuri, Afghan and English heritage. She has already won awards for her first novel, Swallow the Air, which we have at Patrician Brothers library.
Now we can all look forward to our fourth year of the Readers' Challenge in 2007.