Story Island: an adventure in pictures

The Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn is host to Story Island: an adventure in pictures, a beautiful exhibition and reading experience for young children designed to promote early literacy skills and the joy of children and parents reading together.

Story Island draws from the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection held at State Library Victoria, and brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite children’s book authors and illustrators to create a visually striking and interactive exhibition.

The exhibition features four custom-made pods which evoke stories of the bush, the city, bath and bed time and offer children a space for reading, imaginative sharing, learning and exploring stories and pictures together with their parents or carers. 

“This special exhibition fosters a love of books and reading, and suggests ways for parents and carers to support and develop a child’s literacy from infancy which is so important. It is also a lovely experience for children and parents alike,” said Hume Mayor, Cr Geoff Porter.

Throughout the exhibition questions and activities are suggested to encourage discovery and exploration with friends and family. The exhibition is also accompanied by a children’s exhibition booklet and activities for children and carers as-well-as book lists for children 0-8 years.

Story Island: an adventure in pictures is open now at the Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn until Saturday 2 December 2017.

The Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn is one of twelve regional libraries and galleries across Victoria who will host the exhibition.

The exhibition is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network.

For further information visit

Story Island: an adventure in pictures

Address: Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn, 75-95 Central Avenue, Craigieburn

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday 10.00am - 8.00pm

Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Posted on 10:00 AM, 8 November 2017

Updated : 11:39 AM, 8 November 2017

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