Jumbo effort for children with storytime around the nation

CHILDREN around Tasmania will join in the national simultaneous storytime reading of Too Many Elephants in this House today.

Written by Australian author and illustrator Ursula Dubosarsky with Andrew Joyner, the simultaneous reading coincides with national Library and Information Week from May 19 to 25.

Launceston LINC general manager Garry Conroy-Cooper said more than 60 children and their families were expected to take part at 11am.

Amelie Millar, 5, got in early and had a look at the book yesterday.

The Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School pupil will be in class today but her mum Natasha Millar said Amelie would otherwise have attended the reading at the LINC.

Mr Conroy-Cooper said the simultaneous reading was a great way to introduce and encourage children to read from a young age.

LINC Tasmania manager Jenny Rayner said all new library members would be given a membership folder and re-usable LINC bag as part of the week's celebrations.

She said about 26 per cent of the state's population were regular borrowers, which accounted for around 6 million visits and access to online services.

Amelie Millar, 5, of Newstead, gets in some practise before today's national simultaneous storytime. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Amelie Millar, 5, of Newstead, gets in some practise before today's national simultaneous storytime. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

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