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PYJAMA FUN: The Pyjama Foundation s Lyn Hughes and youth services librarian Bettina Nissen prepare for Pyjama Day, which will include storytime in pyjamas at Gladstone city library on Friday evening. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer
PYJAMA FUN: The Pyjama Foundation s Lyn Hughes and youth services librarian Bettina Nissen prepare for Pyjama Day, which will include storytime in pyjamas at Gladstone city library on Friday evening. Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer Luka Kauzlaric

WORKPLACES around Gladstone will be filled with pyjama-clad staff as part of Pyjama Day today, in support of Gladstone foster child support group the Pyjama Foundation.

Stockland Gladstone shopping centre, child care centres, St Francis Catholic Primary School and other schools had registered to participate in the event, said the Pyjama Foundation's Lyn Hughes.

"It's a great fundraiser and it helps with the sustainability of the Pyjama Foundation," said Ms Hughes, whose 'pyjama angels' read story books and played games with children in foster care.

She said industry workers would also be donating, but instead of wearing their pyjamas they would be wearing a sticker that says 'I wish I was wearing my pyjamas today'.

Ms Hughes will be holding a storytime session from 9am to midday at Stockland Gladstone today, in exchange for a gold coin donation towards the foundation.

Gladstone City Library will also be participating, with a storytime session by pyjama-clad librarians at 6pm tonight open to the pyjama-clad public.

Youth services librarian Bettina Nissen said foster kids often found it harder to learn to read.

"Part of our commitment to literacy in our community is to support the Pyjama Foundation, not just through the pyjama storytime," she said.



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