TO CELEBRATE the National Year of Reading and the London Olympic Games, Portland Library is hosting a reading relay to challenge the mind and the tongue.
The reading relay will take place at the Portland Library this Wednesday from 11.30am.
Six teams of four have been assembled from library staff (the Shushers), Glenelg Shire Council employees, and teachers and students from Portland Secondary College.
The relay involves team members taking turns reading aloud from the pages of Dr Seuss books.
Dr Suess was chosen, according to library and information services manager Susan Bentley, because they’re entertaining books with good tongue twisters.
If the reader makes a mistake, a new reader will be chosen at random and must start from the beginning of the page on which the mistake was made, thus testing speed and accuracy.
Mrs Bentley will act as adjudicator for the competition, keeping time and judging when a mistake is made.
School groups have been invited to attend the event, but everyone is welcome to go along and watch the high-spirited fun.
Read more in Monday’s edition of the Portland Observer.