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Australia-wide storytime celebrates joy of reading

Publish on 05 May 2017 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Media release - 5 May 2017

Campbelltown families are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at their local library branch during National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 24 May. 

The annual event, held during Library and Information Week, aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. 

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. 

This year The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood, will be read at Campbelltown’s four library branches at 11am, with storytime activities being held from 10.30am to 11.30am at HJ Daley Library, Campbelltown, and from 10.45am to 11.45am at Eagle Vale Library, Glenquarie Library and Greg Percival Library in Ingleburn. 

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, encouraged parents to bring their children along to their local library on 24 May, to join the thousands of Aussie kids, at hundreds of locations, listening to the same story at the same time. 

“National Simultaneous Storytime is a fun way to foster a love of reading, and the value of books, both of which develop a child’s imagination and knowledge, and will open up a wealth of opportunities in terms of study and career choices,” he said. 

“It’s also a great way to showcase the huge variety of resources, facilities, events and services which are available at our local library branches.” 

Find out more about Campbelltown’s library branches here, call 4645 4444, or follow Campbelltown City Library on Facebook

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