Dive into Literacy Month

For the month of September, Camana Bay is encouraging you to dive into reading to celebrate Literacy Month! Celebrating the beautiful waters around us, you can participate in Literacy Month with family-friendly activities, events and give back to our community all by visiting the Town Centre.  


The Waters Around Us Scavenger Hunt


“The Waters Around Us” Scavenger Hunt
Daily, throughout the Town Centre

All September, collect your complimentary activity sheet from Books & Books and go on the hunt to find clues from ocean-themed books hidden at different water features throughout the Town Centre. Return your completed activity sheet to Books & Books for 10% off your next purchase.

Story Time


Story Time with Books & Books
5 & 26 September, 10:30-11 a.m.  

Enjoy under the sea-themed books read by your favourite Books & Books team members on the first and last Saturday of September.

On 5 September enjoy stories from 5 Minute Under the Sea Stories and Fabulous Fishes by Susan Stockdale. 

On 26 September enjoy Georgie and the Stingray City written by local author Erin Connelly and Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima. 

Advent Calendar

Advent calendar competition
Begins 1 September at Books & Books

Tell Books & Books what your favourite book is and why to be entered to win the chance to open an advent calendar door at the bookstore during the holiday season. Stop by Books & Books to pick up your submission form today. Open to children ages 6 to 16.


LIFE logo


LIFE book drive

All September long, donate a new or pre-loved book, suitable for students aged 4 to 16, in the drop-off box located at Mail Boxes Etc. Books will be used for LIFE's books donation programme.


Family movie night

Grab the family and head to Camana Bay Cinema to catch a variety of water-themed movies during September. From Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid to Jaws and Moana, you can enjoy these classics as a family on movie night! As a bonus and fun family activity after the movie you can keep the story alive by reading the book before bedtime! 

Daily shows of each movie will be at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 4:15 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. on Sunday. 

4-10 September: Finding Nemo

11-17 September: Jaws

18-24 September: The Little Mermaid

25 September-1 October: Moana

READ sign

Photo opportunities 

From 4 September, you can take a photo with our giant "READ" sign located in front of Books & Books. Share it on Facebook or Instagram using #CamanaBay to automatically enter to have your photo featured as photo of the week and possibly on our Instagram wall in the Visitor Centre!