Si­mul­ta­ne­ous story time at Mur­ray Li­brary

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 80 chil­dren from lo­cal schools and child care cen­tres, along with par­ents and teach­ers, gath­ered at Mur­ray Li­brary for the read­ing of Hick­ory Dick­ory Dash by Tony Wil­son and il­lus­trated by Laura Wood as part of the 2018 Na­tional Si­mul­ta­ne­ous Story Time.

By sup­port­ing the ini­tia­tive, Mur­ray Li­brary and its guests joined thou­sands of li­braries, schools, child­care cen­tres, pri­vate homes and other venues across the coun­try.

Na­tional Si­mul­ta­ne­ous Story Time is run an­nu­ally by the Aus­tralian Li­brary and In­for­ma­tion As­so­ci­a­tion to pro­mote the value of read­ing and lit­er­acy us­ing an Aus­tralian chil­dren’s book that ex­plores age-ap­pro­pri­ate themes and ad­dresses key learn­ing areas of the Na­tional Cur­ricu­lum for Foun­da­tion to Year 6.

Shire Pres­i­dent David Bolt said Mur­ray Li­brary’s event port­fo­lio in­cluded one-off and reg­u­lar events for in­fants through to se­niors.

“Reg­u­lar adult pro­grams in­clude the Love to Read Cafe, Book Club and Colour­ing In for Adults while mums and their tots en­joy Rhyme Time, two to five year olds Story Time and over fours, the Lego Club events,’’ he said.

Last year, 686,324 par­tic­i­pants at over 6129 venues took part in the Na­tional Si­mul­ta­ne­ous Story Time.

Pin­jarra PS stu­dents and li­brary of­fi­cer An­neke Scheepe en­joyed story time.

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