Event: Wednesday 27 March at Coolbellup Library. 10.30am
The book for National Simultaneous Storytime 2015 is The Brothers Quibble written by Aaron Blabey
You will also be able to enjoy this book at our other storytime sessions during this week.
- Success Library – Tuesday and Friday at 9:30am
- Spearwood Library – Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am
About National Simultaneous Storytime
National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 15th 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 Grades F to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework.
National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. 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.
SBS has created online audio book versions in 17 languages
If you can’t get to the library on the day you can still join in National Simultaneous Storytime by listening to one of the 17 different language audio books SBS has developed especially for this event! As the SBS wesbite says:
To support the initiative, SBS have created audio books of Aaron Blabey’s ‘The Brothers Quibble’ (Penguin Australia) in 16 languages other than English, including the Indigenous Woiwurrung language spoken by the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, Central Victoria
SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid said: “This is a fantastic initiative that celebrates diversity and encourages cultural awareness in our youngest Australians, going to the heart of what we have been doing at SBS for the past 40 years.
“As the world’s most multicultural and multilingual broadcaster – and with NITV as part of our network – there is no media organisation in Australia better placed than SBS to assist ALIA in reaching out to some of the more than four million Australians who speak a language other than English at home, helping bring National Simultaneous Storytime to more people than ever before”.
Listen the audio books via the SBS website in the following languages:
- Woiwurrung language spoken by Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, Central Victoria
**The post was updated on 26 May 2015 to include information about online audio books in 17 languages developed by SBS.