Crookwell Public School has teamed up with Crookwell Library to encourage a love of reading among primary school students and to familiarise the children with what the library has to offer.
Once a week during Term 3, before the library opens to the public, Crookwell Library will host story time and craft sessions for Crookwell Public students from kindergarten to Year 2. This is the third year the program has been running.
Upper Lachlan Shire Council’s Manager, Library Services, Michaela Olde, said the sessions were an opportunity for students to explore their local library and foster a love of reading. For the first session students had an introduction to the library, followed by a scavenger hunt to try and find where different things are located within the library.
“We aim to make the sessions age-appropriate and engaging, so we provide one for kindergarten students and one for Years 1 and 2,” Ms Olde said.
“The sessions have been based upon the school curriculum and what the children are learning in class”.