And the winner is

QSLA is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Queensland School Library Week competition.

The judges had a really tough time choosing a winner from all of the wonderful, creative and artistic entries.

QSLA would like to congratulate all of the students who entered the competition. We are really excited to see so many Queensland students focussed on reading!

WINNER  Mia - Malanda SHS.jpg


Secondary Competition

$50 Book voucher to Mia / Year 11

$100 Book voucher to Malanda State High School Library,  Malanda

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Highly Commended

John - Harristown   (Top)

&    Grace - St Aidan's  (Below)

will each receive a $30 book voucher


HIGHLY COMMENDED  Grace - St Aidans.jpg



WINNER - Jade  - Year 2 -Glasshouse Christian College.jpg

Winner - Primary


$50 Book Voucher to Jade - Year 2

$100 Book Voucher to Glasshouse Christian College


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Highly Commended




Sarah - Year 6,

Kawana Waters State College, Bokarina


HIGHLY COMMENDED - Elizabeth - Glennie School.jpg


Elizabeth - Year 2,

The Glennie School, Toowoomba


will each receive a $30 Book Voucher!

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD Trae- Prep, St Josephs Ipswich.jpg

Encouragement award

Trae - Prep student from St Joseph's, Ipswich

will receive a $30 Book voucher.

QSLA supports school libraries all across Queensland – providing advocacy, communication and information to our members.

In 2018, we are introducing a ‘Queensland School Library Week’ to focus on the work accomplished by qualified teacher-librarians and library staff in improving literacy and research skills in print and digital formats in ALL school libraries, not only those who are members of QSLA. The 2018 theme ‘School Libraries IN FOCUS’ reflects the aim of this celebratory week. 

Spreading the word about Queensland School Library Week


All schools are invited to join the celebration.

  1. Download and display the Queensland School Library Week A3 poster and the printable flyer which advertises the event.

    For QSLA members, please login to the members area of the QSLA website to download your free A3 poster.

    For non-members, please complete the attached order form to download the A3 poster for $10 inclusive of GST.

2. Free Infographic download 'School Libraries and Teacher Librarians' researched and created by Kay Oddone.

A visual literature review created by Kay using extensive research which investigates the role of the school library and teacher-librarian, and how they might contribute to improved student learning outcomes. 

Click here to download the printable high resolution PDF
Click here to download the high resolution Infographic
Click here to download the screen quality Infographic

3.  Join in the competitions and activities and focus your school community’s attention on the positive impact of school library programs which enrich student literacy and learning.


Click here to download the printable QSLW competitions flyer.  

Note: Hold an in-school competition and digitally submit your top 3 entries to the QSLA Secretariat via email .  

Primary School –
Artwork First Prize

School: $100 Book vouchers
Student: $50 Book vouchers
Students to draw or paint a character or event from a favourite book.

Secondary School -
Photo shoot First prize

School: $100 Book vouchers
Student: $50 Book vouchers
Students submit a digital photo of themselves reading somewhere unusual (no photoshopping). 

Suggested timeline for School Libraries

  1. Advertise the competitions to the school community in the week prior to 5th March to ensure you are able to display student submissions in your library during QLD School Library Week.
  2. Suggest students vote for their favourite 3 entries.  Digitally submit each of your top 3 entries (with signed 'Authority to Display' form to the QSLA Secretariat via email by Wednesday 14th March.

Winning entries will be displayed on the Queensland School Library website.
Winning schools will be notified on Fri 23rd March 2018.


Click here to download the printable QSLW activities flyer.

Mini competitions to hold in-house in your library:

  • Most avid reader (highest loans since start of year - announce Friday).
  • Guess the most borrowed book in 2017.  
    Display top 10 at end of week.
  • Create a mini book (either cartoon or picture book).

 Invite some visitors:

  • Daily lunch break 'Read Aloud' - with students or teachers.
  • Parents - set up several reading corners.
  • Local Council Library staff - what can they offer?
  • Author visit or Journalist (discuss fake news!).

For any queries, please contact the QSLA Secretariat via email