Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact: Media & Communications Recent media releases Subject Show AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState LibrarianShow AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Subject Search Reset All Shortlists announced for 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing Recent media stories Wednesday 17 April 2019 The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. The $10,000 biennial prize is awarded to the best book of humour writing by an Australian author published in the last two years. Help create the ‘Children’s Library’ of NSW Recent media stories Tuesday 2 April 2019 The State Library of NSW is calling for public support to help give young readers their very own place to call home at Australia’s oldest library. Help the State Library of NSW bring the Children’s Library to life in 2019! Precious, unseen letters to ‘Dear Old Dad’ capture WWI experience for children Recent media stories Friday 15 March 2019 The State Library of NSW’s latest exhibition offers a rare, intimate view into the lives of children whose fathers served in the First World War. Quick March: the Children of World War I gives a voice to those left to ‘keep the home fires burning’. Ethel Turner’s Seven Little Australians recognised by UNESCO Recent media stories Wednesday 27 February 2019 Ethel Turner's Seven Little Australians has been officially included on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register. Seven Little Australians is the seventh Library item or collection to be inscribed by UNESCO. Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Awards Thursday 28 February 2019 The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2019. Entries open for NSW Premier’s History Awards Awards Friday 22 February 2019 Entries now open for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019. New $20,000 short film prize Awards Tuesday 29 January 2019 Shortstacks open to established, emerging and first-time filmmakers of all ages. NSW State Library explores greater access for all Recent media stories Tuesday 29 January 2019 Exploring plans to further expand public access to the historic Mitchell Library Building. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media Releases - 2014 Media Releases - 2013 Media Releases - 2012 Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.