Tasmanians Reminded Of Library And Information Week 22-28 May 2017

Tasmanians Reminded Of Library And Information Week 22-28 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff

Celebrate Library And Information Week

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government wants to give Tasmanians every opportunity for a great future by ensuring they get the best possible education, which is why now is a great time to visit your local library as we enter Library and Information Week (LIW), Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.

“Running from 22-28 May, LIW is an annual event runs by the Australian Library and Information Association, this years’ theme is ‘Celebrate’.” Mr. Rockliff said.

With just under 3 Million visits in the last financial year, LINC Tasmania is one of the most frequently accessed government services in Tasmania. Additional digital content now available means that more people can benefit from the broad range of information and services on offer through LINC’s website, no matter where they live.

LINC’s and libraries across the state will join the National Simultaneous Storytime event on Wednesday 24 May at 11:00 am with a reading of ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.

“As well as supporting younger language and literacy development, LINC’s play a vital role in our 10-year strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy outcomes, benefitting from recurrent annual funding of $300,000 for the LINC Literacy Skills Development Program.”

“I encourage all members of the community to come and see what your local LINC or library has to offer.” Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.