THE hunt will soon be on for Ipswich’s favourite book through a special promotion to be run by the Ipswich Library and Information Service.
Tourism and Libraries Committee Chairperson Councillor David Pahlke said this project was being held by the city’s library branches as part of Ipswich’s 150th anniversary celebrations this year.
We want to find out what the people of Ipswich like to read and the title of the city’s most popular book. Cr Pahlke said the promotion would open on May 24 during Library and Information Week and would run for 14 weeks until August 29 to tie in with the conclusion of The Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Children’s Book Week.
The hunt is on for Ipswich’s favourite adult title and young people’s titles including picture story books. Library members will be asked to vote for a title from a list of 50 titles in each category as supplied by Angus and Robertson or alternatively nominate a title that is not in the list.
The lists will feature the first 50 books from Angus and Robertson’s Top 100 Reads and their Kids’ Top 50 list. Cr Pahlke said the young people’s fiction category was only open to four to 17-year-olds.
Voting can be carried out three ways:
• At any branch of Ipswich Library and information Service;
• Online via the Ipswich Library and Information Service website and;
• By SMS through sending a text with title, author, voter’s name and library membership number to 0419 780 653.
“All votes will be tallied and the title with the most votes in each category wins.
“All votes will be entered into random draws for prizes of book vouchers kindly donated by Angus and Robertson’s Redbank Plaza store.
“There will be a $100 voucher awarded in the adult fiction section and a $50 voucher for the young people’s section.”