National Simultaneous Storytime 2013 - 22 May

22 May 2013 - 10:00am to 11:30am

National Simultaneous Storytime will be held on Wednesday 22 May @ Bundaberg Library. Everyone is welcome. No bookings are needed.

10.00-11.00am - Face painting, balloons, crowns & pirates

11.00-11.30am - Storytelling. This year’s book is The Wrong Book by Nick Bland.


National Simultaneous Storytime is an initiative the Australian Library and Information Association:

"National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 13th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

By facilitating National Simultaneous Storytime we aim to;

  • promote the value of reading and literacy;
  • promote the value and fun of books;
  • promote an Australian writer and publisher;
  • promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country;
  • provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and the wider community to participate in and enjoy the occasion."