A possum’s life at story time

DUBBO children were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when Tatiana the possum made a surprise visit at the Macquarie Regional Library on Tuesday.

The children attentively listened to Taronga Western Plains Zoo zookeeper Charlotte Hulme as she explained the life of a possum.

As Tatiana was eating a blossom, the children yelled out their favourite foods before they tried to get first in line to pet her.

Dubbo branch manager Jocelyn Morris said the zoo visited with a range of animals once each term.

She said story time focused on early literacy and provided children with a good exposure to books.

"Story time encourages reading and it transports the imagination," she said.

In the next four weeks the library and Allira Preschool would hold a workshop to ease the transition for children from preschool to primary school.

The Dubbo branch has story time twice a week at 11am for an hour on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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