2017 Book Parade

Published on 21 August 2017

Book parade

2017 Book parade

Media Release

The Kerang & District schools are celebrating the 40th Annual Book Parade on Friday 25 August.

Mayor Brian Gibson said it is a momentous occasion for the event which has seen hundreds of school students participate over the years.

“The annual book parade is something that the community looks forward to every year, and it is a credit to the organising committee for its endurance over the past 40 years.”

This year’s parade route will be altered slightly, due to the works currently being undertaken in Victoria Street. The start time remains as 11.30am, and will commence from the rear of Kerang Primary School, in Albert Street.

For the community who wish to come out and watch the parade, you can see all the action from any of these streets: Albert Street, Scoresby Street, Nolan Street, Wellington Street and Fitzroy Street. 

Book Parade route 2017


Council would like to remind residents that roads along the parade route will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the book parade and alternative parking will need to be found for this time.

Whilst walking past Northern District Community Health in Fitzroy Street, the parade will slow to allow for commentary on each grades book.

Each year across Australia, Children’s Book Week brings children and books together. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature. The theme for this year’s celebration in “Escape to Everywhere”.

Library Manager Kerri Sidorow says throughout Book Week the shortlisted books will be displayed at the Library.

“Local primary and preschools will also have the opportunity to explore Story Island which is a unique exhibition that promotes reading and building imagination in children. This exhibition is currently on display at Sir John Gorton Library.”

“Local primary schools will get the opportunity to take a trip up the water tower and listen to a Storytime reading when they reach the top,” Ms Sidorow explains.

“The Gannawarra Shire Library Services also has the pleasure of presenting an award at the parade at both Kerang and Cohuna.”

Celebrations will begin at Kerang Primary School from 10.30am where award presentations will be made for the different categories of the Book Week awards prior to the start of the Parade.

Council wishes students from Koondrook Preschool, the Children’s Centre and the local playgroups, including Tyipen Kwe, as well as all local Primary School students the very best for an exciting day and encourage the community to watch the Book Parade from any of part of the route.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website www.gsc.vic.gov.au


Date: 21 August 2017

Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627