1000 Books Before School

The 1000 books before schools program is a free early literacy program designed to build important literacy skills prior to starting school.

Young Scriptwriters Competition

Write a 10-minute original short play script based on the theme ‘Fake News’. Entries will be judged according to characterisation, originality, ...

Image from Bernard Appassamy's "2,422 Haircuts", acquired as part of the Library Artists’  Book Award in 2019.

Artists' Book Award

Every two years Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world.

Art & Words Project

The Art & Words Project aims to celebrate community creativity by continuing to connect local writers and artists. The theme word for 2020 was ...

Young Writers' Competition

Splash through puddles, hear a suspicious splash or have your face splashed across the news... How will you make a splash?