Library Programs

Gawler Public Library arranges a number of cultural and literacy based events throughout the year.

  For Children

Children's Book Week

Each year the Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates Children’s Book Week in mid to late August. Book Week is the longest running children’s literary event in Australia and the Gawler Public Library offers special literature-based activities to local schools and preschools.

Childrens Book Council

National Simultaneous Storytime

Is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy. It is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

 National Simultaneous Storytime

Premier's Reading Challenge

A state funded program that challenging young readers to read 12 books between April and September each year. Gawler Library supports the Premier’s Reading Challenge by providing an extensive collection of age-appropriate labelled books based on the PRC website lists.

  Premier's Reading Challenge

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a time for you and your pre-schooler to share stories, songs, games and simple craft making activities. Each themed session comes with take-home ideas for you to continue with your family. Pick up a program at the library.

  Children's Preschool Storytime

School Holidays Activities

During the School Holidays the Library provides a range of free activities for children and their families. Holiday programs and their booking details are available during the last week of each term.
Click  HERE  for details of the next School Holiday Program.

 School Holiday activities

Summer Reading Programs

The Summer Reading Club is a national Reading Program that encourages children to read and undertake literature-based activities around the annual theme. Gawler Library participates in the program by providing Reading Activity Packs, Reading Logs and support for individuals to enter State and National prize draws.

 Summer Reading Club



  For Adults

Author Visits

The Library will from time to time host visiting authors to speak and launch their books. Check our Social Media links for events.


Gawler Library Facebook     Library Blog

History Week

South Australia's History Festival is an annual celebration of South Australia's history. Each May South Australians explore history through hundreds of events which range from talks to tours; walks to workshops; exhibitions to special events. 
 2017 History Festival

  For All

Writing Events

The Friends of Gawler Library host 2 biennial wiring competitions; The Gawler Poetry Competition (even years) and the Gawler Short Story Competition (odd years). Both competitions are open to residents of South Australia and prizes are awarded in the categories of Adult, Youth and Children. Winning Entries can be found HERE

2017 Gawler Short Story Competition Entry Form

 Gawler Writing Competitions

Library Lovers Day

Library Lovers’ Day is an opportunity for you to celebrate all things Library with us through a range of activities that include ‘Blind date a Book’, raffles, competitions and displays.

 Library Lovers Day





89 Murray Street, Gawler SA 5118
Tel: 08 8522 9211