MORE than 100 kindergarten children from local schools and childcare centres attended Murray Library’s recent National Simultaneous Storytime event.
The large crowd of children as well as several parents and teachers eagerly filled the Lesser Hall for the reading of the 2017 book selection The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by library officer Anneke Scheepers.
The book was read simultaneously in libraries, schools, childcare centres, private homes and many other venues throughout the country.
Shire president Maree Reid said it was wonderful to have so many young Murray residents participated in the initiative, which promotes the enjoyment and an increased uptake of reading among young Australians.
Murray Library runs a number of regular and one-off programs and events for children and adults.