Griffith community life is slowly returning to normal with an adored weekly outing having returned post COVID on Monday. The 'Story Time' program at Griffith City Library has started up again with children listening intently on Monday to what happened to 'Class Two at the Zoo'.
Parents can bring in their children to the library three times a week for live readings of children's fiction and craft with Monday's participants loving the selection of 'zoo inspired' books.
The popular program shut down in March after COVID closed the library, but due to social distancing rules, has only been given the green light to start up again in November.
Library assistant Marie Dalo said the library hasn't quite been the same the past eight months without Story Time.
"We've really missed everybody," Marie Dalo said.
"It doesn't feel the same here without the kids coming in."
Story Time will be operating slightly different from now on with three sessions offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 am and parents must also book 24 hours in advance on the library's event website as there are now limited places.
Story Time returning is among many exciting things coming up at the library leading up to Christmas such as the "12 Days of Christmas Movie Marathon" starting 10 am Wednesday 9 December for 12 days straight of Christmas movie favourites.
Children wishing to give Santa Claus a 'heads up' of their Christmas wish list can hand in their letters to Santa's Mailbox from Monday 16 November too. Library staff assured that letters will make it to the North Pole in time for Christmas if letters are posted through the mailbox before 14 December.