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Isaac Libraries go crackers over Alpacas with Maracas

Isaac Libraries will be saving the dramas for the llamas as alpacas with maracas set to shake up a national page-turning escapade this month.

Children from Dysart, Clermont, Glenden, Middlemount, Nebo, Moranbah and St Lawrence will join many across Australia and New Zealand for a picture book giggle-fest.

Matt Cosgrove’s Alpacas with Maracas will bring together thousands of children across the country for National Simultaneous Storytime this May 21-24.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the region is excited to be part of this national occasion.

“It’s such a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes,” Mayor Baker said.

“It also addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

“I whole-heartedly encourage parents and caregivers to take their children along to this fabulous event at Isaac Libraries.”

National Simultaneous Storytime will take place in Isaac from May 21-24:

  • Moranbah Library on May 22 from 9.30am
  • Dysart Library on May 24 from 10.15am
  • Middlemount Library on May 20 from 10am
  • Glenden Library on May 22 from 10am
  • Clermont Library on May 24 from 9.30am
  • Nebo Library on May 22 from 8.45am
  • St Lawrence Library on May 24 from 10am

Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the event in its 19th successful year with Alpacas with Maracas being published by Scholastic Australia.

This year ALIA will once again partner with LIANZA and welcome our New Zealand colleagues to join in the story time fun.

Find out more about National Simultaneous Storytime and more exciting programs at your local Isaac library by visiting or calling Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

For what’s on offer at Isaac Libraries visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au/library-arts-culture online.

For information on National Simultaneous Story Time around Australia, visit www.alia.org.au/nss

 

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Image 1: Isaac Libraries trainee Kaidee Neyland gears up for National Simultaneous Storytime from May 21-24.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Isaac Regional Council - Manager Brand, Media and Communications           0437 297 839

 

9 May 2019