Australian Reading Hour at Barry O'Keefe Library

28 August 2017

The Australian Library and Information Association’s Australian Reading Hour is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read for one hour on Thursday, 14 September, 2017.

To coincide with the Reading Hour 2017, Mosman Library Service is hosting two special storytime sessions for parents and children to encourage parents to read aloud to children and to highlight the importance of reading aloud in developing literacy skills.

Rowena Lee, former Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory School, will present ‘How Reading Aloud Can Change Children’s Lives’ followed by Storytime. The sessions will introduce songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and stories encouraging children’s ability to listen and comprehend, as well as expanding their receptive and expressive language.

The Reading Hour talks will be on Tuesday 12 September 2017, 10:00am to 11:00am prior to Toddlers Storytime and prior to Pre-Schoolers Storytime Thursday 14 September 2017, 10.00am to 11:00am.

The sessions are free and no bookings are required.