Ripper Readers Program (Years 1 to 6)

The Ripper Readers program at Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove Libraries encourages a love of reading and library membership.

This reader rewards literacy program is designed for all students in Years 1 to 6. We aim to inspire children to read and use the public library at this important stage of their lives with a positive experience at the library that will enhance their future reading patterns.

How does it work?

  • Families visit a City of Armadale Library and ask our friendly staff about joining the Ripper Reader program and obtaining a library card if not already a member.
  • Children will be given a special pack including a bookmark that they bring to the library to have a sticker added each time they borrow library items.
  • Once five stickers are received, students in Years 1 to 2 are given a calico library bag and copy of the book Ripper and Roary. Students in Years 3 to 6 go into a draw to win games and book vouchers. The prize draw will take place in Term 4.


  • We can provide an article for your school newsletter or online communication platform.
  • A poster can be placed in the classroom: Ripper Readers poster
  • A video is available on the website to view with your students in the classroom - Roary and a librarian read a story and explain the program.

We hope you will support the library with this literacy initiative. Our joint aim of encouraging reading and a love of books, along with incentives to use libraries, will benefit the long term reading skills of your students.

For more information please contact our Young Peoples Services Librarian onĀ 9394 5133 or email