Little ones’ story time goes online

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey shire principal librarian Ruth Campbell-Hicks tells a tale for the new program Online Storytime.
Camera IconHarvey shire principal librarian Ruth Campbell-Hicks tells a tale for the new program Online Storytime. Credit: supplied.

Little book lovers in Harvey can still enjoy stories from their favourite librarian, only with a bit of a twist.

On Wednesday the Harvey shire libraries were forced to cancel their usual activities in line with the Federal Government ban on non-essential gatherings, which Prime Minister Scott Morrison has increased since then in line with up-to-date health advice.

Shire of Harvey chief executive Annie Riordan said the cancellation of the activities was done to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The Harvey shire libraries will not run their usual activities, including Storytime, Rhymetime, after-school programs or any activities that involve a gathering of people,” she said.

To make sure little ones didn’t miss out on the interactive reading sessions, Harvey principal librarian Ruth Campbell-Hicks will now hold Online Storytime, which families can access from the shire website.

All Shire of Harvey libraries closed on Monday for the foreseeable future.

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