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Online Storytime Sessions

With Ryde Library

While our library remains closed for now, the amazing Ryde Library staff prepared online Storytime Sessions ahead of time so kids can still enjoy some songs and stories at home. If you've enjoyed the below Story Sessions, you can view more from Ryde Library HERE.

Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove


Hairy McClairy by Lynley Dodd

Disclaimer: Please note that these videos were filmed before the implementation of social distancing laws in Australia.



Books Create Australia, the collaboration between the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA), the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced a special arrangement for library storytimes during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For the duration of the pandemic, virtual storytimes will be sanctioned by an industry agreement. It is the policy of the Boards of the APA and ASA that their members suspend any requirements for copyright permission to be sought, in order to allow libraries to make recordings* or livestream storytimes so children aren’t denied this important and much-loved service.

To support libraries delivering storytimes online, ALIA, the APA and the ASA have made this joint statement:

'The Australian Publishers Association, the Australian Library and Information Association and the Australian Society of Authors share a common goal for all children to be able to enjoy books and stories from the earliest years. Library-run storytimes make this opportunity available to many families, including those without books at home.


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