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“Ahoy, me hearties!” today Katherine Public Library celebrated International Pirate Day

posted 19-Sep-2018

September 19 has been proclaimed each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate! Katherine Public Library joined in the fun by hosting a pirate themed Storytime. The activity encouraged youngsters to talk and dress like the sea plunderers of yesteryears…

The Katherine Director of Families as First Teacher (FaFT), Ms Sally Lovering, was the special guest reader. “It was a great pleasure to read to the Katherine families at the Library and introduce the children to the concept of conversational reading,” said Ms Lovering.

The FaFT program runs every day located next to MacFarlane Primary School, Katherine. The newly introduced program aims to promote children’s early development and support parents in their roles as their children’s first teachers. All Katherine families 0-3 years are most welcome to come along.

Storytime was followed by various craft activities where kids made swords, pirate hats and eye patches.

Katherine Public Library runs Storytime at 10.30am every Wednesday. It’s a free event – all welcome to come along.