Libraries Tasmania staff gear up for Tasmania Reads

It’s an exciting week on the horizon for library lovers of all ages. Tasmania Reads will see a slew of events across Libraries Tasmania sites. 

Tasmania Reads is all about the joy of reading. Alison Triffett (pictured, left) and Kim Lethbridge (pictured, right) from Rosny Library exude this joy. They love their jobs, their library, and the greater Clarence community.

>> Click here to read more about Alison and Kim and the Rosny library. 

Off the side of their desks alongside their colleagues they’ve put together a full-to-bursting program for Clarence Reads, which kicks off this week. There’s so much on, with the Twilight Reading Fair on 3.30-7pm at the Rosny Library on Friday the main event. 

Allison: It’s pretty much organised, so we’re just starting to take a step back and take a breath. It’s all about the joy of reading and storytelling. It’s not just about literacy, although that’s a component. It’s just about picking up a book or a newspaper and just reading. Reading for pleasure is about our mental health, staying well or transporting yourself somewhere else. 

Kim: We’ve collaborated with so many of community organisations, staff are excitedly getting activities organised. We have author talks, family history talks, Lian Tanner, the award-winning Tasmanian writer is running a Fantasy Worlds Workshop for children who are aspiring writers. Kites Tasmania are bringing in Grady the Therapy Dog, who’s going to listen to children reading. Then outside there’s our story walk, face painting, a free barbecue, sumo suits.  

Allison: We’ll be too busy to try the sumo suits!  

There’s a minimum of 70 activities happening at libraries across the state during Tasmania Reads this week.  

There are plenty of other events happening through the Rosny library and around the state – don’t miss out!  

Click here to find out what’s happening in your local library: https://libraries.tas.gov.au/tasmania-reads/whats-on/?fbclid=IwAR3wAcehyTACRrBPF8FAKDscxj0cd3J2q59LG-B5AUhoIauc4aLxDKV_alU#articleBody 

Meanwhile at St Helens Library, Author Garry Richardson is giving a talk about his writing process. 

Pictured, left to right: Lee Schulze, Trish Healy & Lesa Whittaker 

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