Auslan Storytime | Term 1 2024

Published on: 23rd January 2024

 Join Auslan Storytime this term starting in early February

“I believe a Deaf role model is important to influence children – that sign language is important to have bilingual language”

Mark Hooper, Auslan Storytime Presenter

Interactive storytelling sessions led by a Deaf presenter in their primary language, serving as a positive role model for young Deaf and hard of hearing children and fostering early literacy development.

 The Auslan Storytime program is:  

  • Led by a Deaf presenter in their first language (Auslan)  
  • Providing accessible stories and a role model for Deaf and hard of hearing kids  
  • Supporting early literacy and communication in Auslan and English  
  • Nurturing social skills in a fun, family-friendly environment  
  • Free and open for parents to attend  

Auslan Storytime sessions are hosted at the following libraries across NSW during School Term 1

City of Sydney – Glebe Library 

Auslan Storytime at Glebe Library is from 11:30am – 12:00pm on Saturdays.

Bookings not necessary.  For more information, visit the City of Sydney website.

Upcoming sessions: 

City of Ryde – North Ryde Library 

Catch Auslan Storytime at North Ryde Library from 9:45am – 10:15am, fortnightly on Saturdays.

Bookings essential. Please register all participants, including carers, as spaces are limited. To register and find more information, visit the City of Ryde website.

Upcoming sessions:  

Fairfield City Open Library – Bonnyrigg Library 

Auslan Storytime at Bonnyrigg Library, NSW, is from 11:00am – 11:30am on Saturdays. Parents or guardians are kindly asked to remain present throughout the session.
Registrations required.

Register here 

For more information about the library program visit the Fairfield City website.

Upcoming sessions: 

Townsville City Libraries 

Introducing Auslan Storytime in Townsville, a Queensland-first! Auslan Storytime at Citylibraries Flinders Street is from 10:00am – 11:00am on the second Saturday of each month. Bookings not necessary.  

Upcoming session: 

📆13th April 2024

For more information, visit the Townsville City Council website.

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