Wednesday 22 May 2019

National Simultaneous Storytime is coming again to Cockburn Libraries.

This year’s book is Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2019 promo image "Alpacas with Maracas"

At Cockburn Libraries we like to make a big deal of our National Simultaneous Storytime celebrations so come down to one of the following events!

Come to Coolbellup Library for Storytime (2+ years) at 10.30am to hear this year’s NSS book read by Mayor Logan K. Howlett.
Then we’ll be making something special to take home.

Pram Jam
Come to Success Library for Pram Jam (0-2 years) at 10am to hear the book as well as lots of wonderful rhymes and songs – there may even be a ukulele for added fun.

Events are free and bookings aren’t required so come down for a fun morning where we share a book with the rest of Australia.

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. 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 Grades 1 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.

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 others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.

If you can’t make it to those sessions, we will be reading the book at our other Storytime sessions that week:
Spearwood Library – Tuesday and Friday at 10.30am as part of a Music theme.
Success Library – Tuesday and Friday at 9.30am as part of a Friends theme.