Thursday, 8 December 2022

Storytime in the streets

Swan Hill Regional Library will once again take stories to the streets for their annual Roving Storytime on Wednesday, 28 October.

Roving Storytime involves children, their parents and carers taking a guided walk along Swan Hill’s main street. Stories are read during the walk and children will stop in at different businesses along the way.

Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Cultural Development and Libraries Manager Camille Cullinan said it was fantastic to see the community getting involved in Roving Storytime.

“It really is a whole of community effort,” Ms Cullinan said.

“This year we have Swan Hill Health Promotions, in fantastic costumes, starting us off with a story and talk about healthy eating at the Library.

“The children will stop in at the Swan Hill Pet Shop, followed by fun with games, bubbles and playdough at the Community Tree, provided by Noah’s Ark.

“A visit to the Westpac Bank will see children take away a money box and some great information about how to save.

“We will finish up with a free healthy lunch, provided by the Swan Hill Specialist School at the park behind the clock tower, where the children will be greeted by emergency services personnel.

“The flashing lights and sirens are always a huge hit with the kids, and they will also learn about different emergency services jobs and see a demonstration of their equipment.

“The Swan Hill Toy Library will have a selection of toys at the park to keep the kids entertained, and the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery will also have easels set up at the park, so the children can express what they’ve just learnt on the walk by painting a picture to take home with them.”

Roving Storytime starts at 10am from Swan Hill Regional Library on Wednesday, 28 October.

Children will need a hat, comfortable shoes, a water bottle and sunscreen.

This is a free event and bookings are not necessary.

For more information, please contact the Library on 5036 2480.

This post has been syndicated from the Swan Hill Rural City Council website and was correct at the time of posting. Read the original post here: Storytime in the streets

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