News Releases

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

Story Box Library’s Librarian Storyteller of the Year Award is back for 2022!


Story Box Library is excited to announce that Librarian Storyteller of the Year Award is back for 2022! More details on the fantastic judging panel and prizes up for grabs coming soon.
Supporting libraries and library staff everywhere, and the important work they do in community building, creating inclusive spaces and getting people of all ages excited about reading and learning, join the new Reading Challenge: We Love Libraries!
Download the We Love Libraries! Reading Challenge resources pack, including a checklist to keep track, fridge cards, bookmarks and certificate of completion.

Story Box Library’s new website Resources page is almost ready, making access to high-quality stories and resources even easier. Take a sneak preview and find out more here.

This month’s story release features the all-star cast behind Your Birthday Was the BEST! Everyone’s favourite cockroach is back, and this time he’s going to school! Charming, hilarious and just a tiny bit disgusting, Your School is the BEST! is a back-to-school tale with a twist, written by Maggie Hutchings, illustrated by Felicita Sala and read by Laurence Boxhall.

“When I was asked to help develop a project with some of Australia’s best, and most visionary children’s creators, aimed at inspiring primary-school-aged kids to tap into their creativity and get writing – a tiny part of my brain wondered if I did, in fact, have any inspiring wisdom left to impart.”

In-house author and book creator Melissa Keil shares her insights into the creative process, and working on our brand-new Story Tools series, launching early next year.

Story Tools will first be an exclusive resource for subscribing educators, launching early 2023. For any libraries interested in sharing how Story Tools could benefit their public library, email the team at

With 24/7 access to a world of stories, it’s Storytime, Anytime!

Email us today to book in a demo with one of the sales team

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