Wollondilly Library prepares to celebrate Library and Information Week and National Simultaneous Storytime

Information Week and National Simultaneous Storytime has been celebrated in Australia for more than 20 years; but in 2020 with the impact of COVID-19, it's going to be a little bit different.

Mayor Matthew Deeth said: "The Wollondilly Library has a jam packed schedule of events lined up to celebrate Library and Information Week."

"This is a great opportunity to highlight all of the wonderful services that libraries bring to the community," he said.

"Our local library staff have been doing some innovative new things in response to COVID-19 and I look forward to what they have in store for this special occasion."

Celebrated nationally from 25 May 2020 to 29 May 2020, this year's theme for Library Week is 'Create'. Wollondilly Library and Information Service is hosting some fabulous events across the week on their Facebook page.

Auslan Storytime Join Maree and Robyn as they team up as virtual storytellers to bring Auslan Storytime to the community. Maree will use Auslan to share the story while Robyn simultaneously reads in English.

Date: Monday 25 May Time: 10am Exploring Ancestry.com Tune in for an online demonstration on how to discover your family history.

Date: Tuesday 26 May Time: 10.30am Storytime with Michelle 2 of 3 19 May 2020 Join in the fun and watch Facebook Storytime. For ages 2+ years. Date:

Wednesday 27 May Time: 10am National Simultaneous Storytime Tune in to listen to 'Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas' by Lucinda Gifford simultaneously with people all across Australia!

Date: Wednesday 27 May Time: 11am Storytime with Robyn Join in for a Storytime session on Facebook with Robyn. Date:

Thursday 28 May Time: 10am Virtual Biggest Morning Tea Join a virtual 'Biggest Morning Tea' to raise money for The Cancer Council. A speaker from the Cancer Council will give a 'live' information session on how nutrition can help to reduce your cancer risk.

Date: Friday 29 May Time: 10.30am Lego® Challenge Throughout the week the Library will also be running a Lego challenge that the whole family can be involved in. Keep an eye on the Library's webpage and Facebook page for more details.

Celebrating the Library Week's theme 'Create' we challenge you to send in a picture of your most awesome Lego® Build.

The whole family can enter, kids, adults and families! Awesome prizes to be won! 3 of 3 19 May 2020 To check out other activities available at the Wollondilly Library, follow the Library on Facebook or head to their website