The venue for this years "And the Winner is..." was Trinity Gardens Primary School ( Thank you to Kathryn Beilby (TL @ Trinity Gardens). The event, held on the 27th of March ( 6.30-9.00 pm ) is a chance for teachers, teacher librarians and librarians to listen to several speakers predict the short listed books for 2017.
The focus was on the Notable books in their categories. This list came out on 27th February so the presenters had a month to read as many books as possible. The presenters were Sue van der Veer & Sharon Stratton, Events and Marketing, Port Adelaide/Enfield Libraries, Alana Ojeda and Jasmine Pugh, Library Officers, Children Services from Playford Libraries along with, Emma Phillips, Head of Library & Information Services at Wilderness School and Jane Moore, Teacher Librarian, Ardtornish Primary. It was excellent having both school librarians and local library staff as presenters for the evening.
Response from the audience was excellent with many positive comments about the range and expertise of the presenters. Having both local library staff and school library staff as presenters also meant that we certainly broadened our audience from last year.