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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Blind dog Myron Wood adds ruff stuff to storytime
BY MICHELLE FENECH
02 Jun, 2010 09:48 AM
LOCAL preschoolers were given a special treat last week when they came together for National Simultaneous Storytime at Narellan Library.
Each year the same picture book is read at the same time to children in libraries around Australia.
This year more than 90 people, mostly preschoolers and their parents, visited the Library to read the book Little White Dogs Can't Jump by Bruce Whatley.
They were also treated to a special visit by local blind celebrity dog Myron Wood who showed the children some of his tricks.
Myron's owner Raquel Wood said storytime was ``fabulous''.
``Myron loved the children he'd never been with such a large group of tiny ones before but he loved them,'' she said.
``After they read the story Myron went through his tricks including his impersonation of a frog which is his most impressive party trick.
``The children were all given a treat to offer Myron and then had their photos taken with him.
``He was very happy. He had a smile from ear to ear and when we got home many of the children had requested to be his friend on Facebook.''
National Simultaneous Storytime is a campaign organised by the Australian Library and Information Association.
The campaign promotes the value of books and encourages young people to read, share books and become involved in other fun and engaging literary based activities.
Storytime is held at Narellan Library every Wednesday at 11am and Friday at 10am and 11am or at Camden Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.