Auslan Storytime | Term 3

Published on: 9th July 2024

 Join Auslan Storytime at libraries in NSW and QLD from Term 2 and throughout the rest of 2024!

“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

Free, 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 

Find Auslan Storytime sessions at Glebe Library! Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session Bookings not necessary.  

For more information, visit the City of Sydney website.

📍Where: Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037 

⏰When: 11:30am – 12:00pm fortnightly on Saturdays during school term. 

Upcoming sessions: 

📆3 August 2024

📆17 August 2024

📆31 August 2024

📆14 September 2024

For more information, visit the City of Sydney website: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/auslan-and-english-storytime-darling-square-library 


City of Ryde – North Ryde Library 

Catch Auslan Storytime at North Ryde Library.Bookings essential.

Please register all participants, including carers, as spaces are limited. To register visit the City of Ryde website.

📍Where: North Ryde Library, 201 Coxs Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113  

⏰When: 9:45am – 10:15am, fortnightly on Saturdays during school term. 

Upcoming sessions:  

📆27 July 2024

📆10 August 2024

📆24 August 2024

📆7 September 2024

📆21 September 2024

Please register all participants, including carers, as spaces are limited.

To register and find more information, visit: https://www.ryde.nsw.gov.au/Library/Something-for-Everyone/Children/Auslan-Storytime 


Fairfield City Open Library – Bonnyrigg Library 

Auslan Storytime is new to Bonnyrigg Library, NSW! Parents or guardians are kindly asked to remain present throughout the session. Registrations required.

To register and find more information, visit the Fairfield City website.

📍Where: Whitlsm Library, 165 Railway Parade, Cabramatta, NSW 2177 

⏰When: 10:30am – 11am on the last Saturday of the month. 

Upcoming sessions: 

📆27 July 2024

📆31 August 2024

To register and find more information, visit: https://www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/Whats-on/Events-Workshops-and-Social-Calendar/Library-Events/Auslan-Storytime 


Townsville City Libraries 

Introducing Auslan Storytime in Townsville, a Queensland-first! Sessions are held at Citylibraries Flinders Street each month. Bookings not necessary. 

For more information, visit the Townsville City Council website.

 📍Where: Citylibraries, Level 1, 280 Flinders Street, Townsville City QLD 4810 

⏰When: 10:00am – 11:00am on the second Saturday of each month. 

Upcoming session: 

📆13 July 2024

📆10 August 2024

📆14 September 2024

📆12 October 2024

📆9 November 2024

📆14 December 2024

Find out more information here: https://whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au/events/auslan-storytime 


City of Gold Coast Libraries 

We have a NEW library in the Auslan Storytime program – you can now go to sessions on the Gold Coast! Bookings not necessary – bring the whole family! 

⏰When: 10am-10:30am on Saturday 

📆20 July 2024 at 📍 Runaway Bay Library, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay QLD 4216 

📆27 July 2024 at 📍Upper Coomera Library, Corner Reserve and Abraham Roads, Upper Coomera QLD 4209   

More information here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/libraries/Whats-on/Auslan-Storytime-911713809547  


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