Warrnambool Library takes Storytime to the Civic Green

Bookworms: Library officer Julie Struth says children, sheep, the sea, holidays and books are the perfect ingredients to add to Warrnambool's Civic Green on Thursdays in January. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Bookworms: Library officer Julie Struth says children, sheep, the sea, holidays and books are the perfect ingredients to add to Warrnambool's Civic Green on Thursdays in January. Picture: Rob Gunstone

SIXTY preschoolers acting like sheep in the middle of the city’s CBD might appear a tad unusual to many onlookers, but Julie Struth says it’s all in the book.

The Warrnambool Library officer said the interactive reading was part of the literacy hub’s Storytime program, taking the love of books outdoors.

On Wednesday morning the energetic children, aged six and under, were acting out scenes from the children’s book Sheep on a Beach.

”They were getting up and doing actions and really enjoying participating,” she said. “It was all about the beach and holidays so they could relate to it.”

The half-hour outdoor sessions will run throughout January as part of the library’s promotion of its year-round activities.

“This is a more visual way to promote library events,” she said. “And thankfully today we had really great weather for it.”

Ms Struth said Storytime would extend to Saturday afternoons in February, allowing working parents to attend.