Harmony Week at the Rosny Library

As part of Tasmania Reads and Harmony Week the Rosny Library held a multicultural story time, with guests reading stories in their native language.

The readers were invited from Libraries Tasmania’s English Conversation Groups that help culturally and linguistically diverse Tasmanians get a stronger grasp on the English language.

“We always have a story time on Tuesday mornings, and this year as part of Tasmania Reads and Harmony Week, we thought we would make it a bit more exciting and invite people from our English Conversation group as readers,” library services coordinator David Winzenberg said.

“For many of them this will be the first time they are reading their native language, in Australia, to a public audience.”

The story time featured people reading stories in Persian, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese to a crowd of children and adults.

“One of our focus areas is engaging with Tasmanians who might not have engaged with the library, and one of those groups is the culturally and linguistically diverse,” Mr Winzenberg said.

“Everybody is welcome at Libraries Tasmania. We have things available for people from all walks of life.”

To learn more about the English Conversation Groups and other activities happening at the library, visit the Libraries Tasmania website https://libraries.tas.gov.au/

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