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Storytime set to return to Wagga City Library

Published: 22 Jan 2021 12:27pm

In line with the start of the new school year across the region, Wagga Wagga City Library’s popular Storytime activity will make its return on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The entertaining and educational selection of activities, craft and picture books, is designed for one to five (1-5) year olds and their caregivers.

Storytime presenter and Program Officer, Jeannie Hazell said the team was excited sessions will once again be held in-person in the downstairs Children’s Area of the library.

“For most of 2020, we held Storytime online due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings,” Ms Hazell said.

“We missed seeing those faces sitting in front of us and sharing in their joy and energy during the sessions.

“It will be wonderful to have them back at the library and we’re all looking forwarding to seeing some familiar faces, as well plenty of new ones.”

Storytime will take place in a COVID-safe format, with restricted numbers and no singing or dancing allowed for the readers, children or the parents.

Ms Hazell said attendance at each session will be capped at 30 people, including children.

“While Storytime will still be free, online bookings are essential, and will be made available 24-hours before each session,” Ms Hazell said.

“To minimise the risk of infection, staff will replace or sanitise all furniture between sessions, and each child will be provided with a craft activity in a take-home kit.

“There will also be a QR code entry when you arrive at the library and plenty of hand sanitiser available.”

Sessions will be at the usual times of 10am and 11am, every Wednesday and Friday, during school terms.

Links to register for each session can be found 24 hours beforehand at