Jumping into reading

Each year Libraries Tasmania hosts its Tasmania Reads week that encourages people to discover or rediscover the joy of reading.

As part of Tasmania Reads week the Jack Jumpers mascot, Jack the Jumper, visited the Rosny Library to meet Lindisfarne Primary School students.

Jack helped the students in a scavenger hunt around the library and then, with the help of library staff, read them a book about basketball.

“We love Jack and the Jack Jumpers,” Libraries Tasmania children and young people services coordinator Simon Burrett said.

“A lot of the Jack Jumper staff and players love reading, which shows young people that you don’t stop reading when you leave school and reading is still really important for adults, for work and for pleasure.”

Along with Jack’s visit, Libraries Tasmania hosted events across the state, including a multicultural story time, a pop-up stall at the Farmgate Market, author talks, writing workshops and craft activities.

“We had a big week of events across the state with different activities and author talks, which celebrated Tasmanian authors,” Mr Burrett said.

“It’s about celebrating writers and illustrators, but also readers.”

Tasmania Reads will return next March.

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