A team of preschoolers won this year’s Reading Cultural Awards for the Junee Library branch.
These awards are region-wide and recognise people in each community who are contributing to the improvement of literacy and reading.
The Junee Goodstart Early Learning Centre’s director, Elizabeth Robbie, said going to the library has become the highlight of the week not only for the preschoolers but also for the educators.
“It’s a little bit of recognition for the educators who go every week with the children pretty much rain, hail and shine,” Ms Robbie said.
“We’ve seen an increase in the children’s interest in books and they enjoy the physical walk to the library.
“Having the ability to go into the library and choose books for topics we might be doing at the time or interests they might bring in from home, is really good.”
Junee librarian Kim Richards, said the group really deserved this award as they have been visiting the library each week for around three years.
“It’s the most fun we have at the library for the whole week and I love seeing the kids come in,” she said.
“They’re really dedicated to the cause and there are other groups who could come and use the library for a session, but this is such a great group who have really stuck it out.”
On Tuesday, May 22 the Goodstart Early Learning Centre received their library branch award at the Wagga Wagga City Library.