Golden Feather Hunt

Scribblers Festival celebrates creativity, literacy and the special place local libraries hold in the hearts of children and parents. With the help of our librarian superheroes, each year we hide over 15,000 feather shaped bookmarks in the children’s and young adult section of libraries across Western Australia. Feather finders have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, but most of all, fuel their love of reading and libraries.

Our 2022 Golden Feather Hunt is now on!
How To Start Your Hunt:

1. Check out the list below of all the fabulous libraries participating. With over 150 libraries across WA involved, there is bound to be one near you

2. Visit library

3. Go the children's or young adult section and select a book you would like to borrow.

4. Check out the book with the help of your friendly librarian

5. Cross your fingers and open the book...

6. If there is a feather-shaped bookmark inside do a (quiet) victory dance and bring the feather to your friendly librarian who will know exactly what to do next

7. If there isn't a feather-shaped bookmark inside, chin up - you still have a great book to read AND you can have another hunt when you borrow your next book!

Golden Feathers - There are only FIVE of this rare feathers hidden in the whole of WA. The lucky finder of one of these, wins the grand prize of a VIP Festival Pass, and iPad and signed book pack

Silver Feathers
- There are only 20 of these lucky feathers in the hunt. Find one of these and you win a signed book

Amethyst Feathers - Each participating library has one of these hidden in the shelves, and comes with an instant book prize

White Feathers - Colour these in, post a pic to social media tagging us @scribblersfest and you could win an instant prize!

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Prizes And What To Do if You Find A Feather

If you find a rare Gold or Silver Feather then you are in for a treat!

A golden feather
Finders of Gold Feathers will win:

An iPad
A VIP Pass to the 2019 Scribblers Festival
A Book Pack

Finders of Silver Feathers will win:

A signed book
What to do if you find a feather?

First tell your librarian that you have found a Gold or Silver Feather.

To claim your prize your parent/guardian needs to contact us on and let us know which feather you have found and the library you found it at. We would love it if you shared a photo of you and your feather on social media.

Terms & Conditions


Calling all libraries in Western Australia! Did you miss out on the Hunt for the Golden Feather? Get your local kids excited about reading by signing up for the 2019 Golden Feather Treasure Hunt.

2019 Library Signup

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Librarians, sign up to be part of the 2022 Golden Feather Hunt below (terms and conditions).
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2022 Participating Libraries