Explore Library’s new virtual story box

Storytime just got a lot more accessible at Armidale Regional Library.

The library’s popular weekly Storytime sessions for children are currently on hold because of COVID-19.

However, Armidale Regional Library has now signed up to Story Box Library, giving members 24/7 online access to many great kids stories read by some favourite entertainers.

Story Box Library is a subscription-based educational website created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, read aloud by wonderful and much-loved storytellers.

“Our Storytime in the library is one of the great activities on hold during the temporary closure of our library buildings as a precaution during the COVID-19 response,” Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said.

“The introduction of Story Box Library to our online services helps to ensure our youngest community members can still enjoy wonderful tales, presented in a way that is exciting and inspiring.

“In fact, it means kids and their families have access to hundreds of story, whenever they feel like a good yarn.”

Story Box Library is aimed at preschool and primary aged children, to get them excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and let them have fun with stories, while improving their language and literacy skills along the way.

“A few of us older residents might also feel like logging in for a bit of light-hearted fun,” Councillor Murray said.

It is easy for Armidale Regional Library members to log into Story Box Library. Just Google ‘Story Box’ and enter your Library member number on the login screen. No password is required.

Armidale Regional Library has introduced a number of new online services in recent weeks, providing anywhere and anytime access to eBooks, eAudio books, magazine, newspapers and other information. It even has online jigsaw puzzles featuring historic and scenic images of the region.

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