National Simultaneous Storytime

Release Date: 
10 May 2019

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). 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. Now in its 19th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, 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 Foundation to Year 6. https://www.alia.org.au/nss

Hear the story

Join in on the simultaneous reading event on Wednesday 23rd of May.
Bundaberg Library 10:30am
Meet real life alpacas Jasper & Oreo before joining us for the reading at 11am.

Childers Library 9:30am
Come along to our Storytime at 9.30am and hear the story before the other libraries!

Gin Gin Library 11:00am
Join the whole community at the Under 8’s Family Fitness Fun Day and at 11am join us for the story and some musical fun.

Alpacas with Maracas book cover

The chosen book for 2019 is:

Alpacas with Maracas
Written and Illustrated By: Matt Cosgrove

•  Check title availability in our library here.
•  See the book being read by the author here.

Hashtag Competition

Get involved in National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) by reading ‘Alpacas with Maracas’ written by Matt Cosgrove  to the children in your life and entering the competition being run by Bundaberg Regional Libraries and First 5 Forever.

How to enter:
During the week of the NSS event simply post an image of your NSS event on social media using the 4 hashtags and go into the draw to win $50 worth of children's books.

Who can enter?
Anyone in the Bundaberg Region who promotes and celebrates National Simultaneous Storytime by reading ‘Alpacas with Maracas’ by Matt Cosgrove to a young child or children.

What Hashtags do I use?
Pick one of these: (the # for your location) #F5FBundy
Then add these three hashtags #first5forever
Competition begins Monday, 20 May 2019
Competition ends Sunday, 26 May 2019
Winner announced Monday, 27 May 2019
Winner is chosen randomly, the decision once made is final. The winner will be contacted via the social media platform used to post the winning entry and announced on the Bundaberg Library Facebook page.
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