This week we’re celebrating our local library…

IMG_0119It’s no secret we love anything relating to reading and books and, not surprisingly, have a soft spot for the word-filled space of a library.

Some would say libraries are part of a dying era, where everything we consume is now screen based and books are becoming obsolete.

We would disagree with this prognosis for the fate of libraries and use the Campaspe Regional Library as a shining example of what libraries can offer.

The Echuca library is a community hub; a place to meet and learn (via books and computers), have fun, chill out and read.

Our library provides the perfect environment for switching off from our fast-paced world and taking time to chill with the daily news, a good book or challenging yourself on the communal puzzle. There is little doubt it also offers the best view of any library I’ve been to, overlooking the stunning Aquatic Reserve.

Every community needs a library, a place dedicated to creativity, discovery and learning, and that’s why today’s #spreadingthegoodstuff is dedicated to National Library and Information Week (May 23-29).


National Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals and celebrate the resources, events and services available through libraries – most of which are FREE.

A great example of this was Wednesday’s annual National Simultaneous Storytime event where readers from across the country read from the same picture book at 11am to celebrate the joy of reading and sharing stories. What a great concept!

When was the last time you read with your children? Often once our children learn to read independently we assume they no longer enjoy being read to. This is simply not true and most nights our three children ask if they can read aloud to us or if Dad can tell them one of his stories. The act of story telling is becoming a dying art and libraries are one of the last strongholds for this joyful practice.

So this week we encourage you to take a visit to the Campaspe Regional Library and discover all it has to offer, including the view. And perhaps make some time over the weekend to read – to yourself or to your children – or enjoy a session of spontaneous storytelling.

For some storytime inspiration visit the National Library and Information Week website for a copy of this year’s simultaneous storytime book I Got This Hat by Jol and Kate Temple – it’s a cracker!

Happy reading,

Christy x