Get in­volved in Aus­tralia’s Read­ing Hour

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ECHUCA li­brary will com­bine read­ing with the out­doors to­mor­row by of­fer­ing the Sto­ry­walk Project as part of the Aus­tralian Read­ing Hour.

Li­brary ser­vices man­ager Jenny Mustey said The Aus­tralian Read­ing Hour was an im­por­tant an­nual cam­paign en­cour­ag­ing Aus­tralians of all ages to read and to cel­e­brate with fam­i­lies.

The Sto­ry­walk will be of­fered from 10am – 5pm.

‘‘The premise is sim­ple — pick up a book at any time of the day or night and read for an hour,’’ she said.

‘‘The com­mu­nity is in­vited to head down to the Echuca li­brary and be part of Aus­tralia’s big­gest cel­e­bra­tion of books and read­ing.’’

Sto­ry­walk is an in­ter­ac­tive way for chil­dren to en­gage in read­ing whilst spend­ing time out­doors.

Lam­i­nated pages from a chil­dren's book will be dis­played along the path­way out­side the li­brary.

As chil­dren and fam­i­lies walk along the trail, they will be di­rected to the next page of the story.

‘‘We like to make the out­door ex­pe­ri­ence fun and through Sto­ry­walk, chil­dren col­lect lit­tle stick­ers as they fol­low the story and then place them on a spe­cial pic­ture at the end,’’ Ms Mustey said.

‘‘Fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to bring along a pic­nic morn­ing or af­ter­noon tea or even lunch and en­joy Aus­tralian Read­ing Hour cel­e­bra­tions on the lawn area out­side the li­brary or at the Aquatic Re­serve.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.aus­tralian­read­inghour.org.au

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