We welcomed more than 200 little readers, their families and carers to the Library this morning for a special 2016 Children’s Book Week Storytime.

Each year, across Australia, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) encourages schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children to celebrate Australian Children’s Literature for the annual Children’s Book Week program.

Our regular Library storytellers and volunteers were joined by Storyville’s Riley Nottingham to read (and perform) the much-loved Australian children’s classic Wombat stew, and support this year’s Children’s Book Week theme ‘Australia! Story Country’. The Storyville program harnesses the talent of performers to encourage young children to read.


Storyville’s Riley Nottingham reads Wombat stew.


Preschoolers and their families enjoying Storytime.

Suitable for preschoolers aged three to five, our weekly Storytime session takes place on Wednesdays from 11.30am to 12.30pm with stories, songs and rhymes brought to life by the Library’s Chief Storyteller. Younger children (two and under) can enjoy Baby bounce.

Learn more about children’s activities at the Library.

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