Simultaneous story time at Murray Library
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.