May, 2019

1 million children reading all at once

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Would you like to join them?

Every year on 22 May a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is simultaneously read in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. This year the wonderful book Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove has been chosen.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Branches across the Western Downs will be celebrating National Simultaneous Storytime with a bang. Special guest story readers will be attending selected events, plus, there will be craft activities and songs to sing.

Reserve your copy of Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove at your local branch.

Alpacas with Maracas NEAR YOU:

Wednesday 22 May
– 10am at Grevillea Park, Day Street, Tara
– 11.00am at Chinchilla Library, Dalby Library, Dogwood Crossing Miles, Jandowae Community & Cultural Centre, and Wandoan Community & Cultural Centre;
– 12.15pm at Bell Library

Tuesday 28 May – 10.30am at Meandarra Library

Wednesday 29 May – 10am at Moonie RTC

The story will be online and read by ABCTV favourite, Jimmy Giggle from Giggle & Hoot, in our Storybox Library closer to the date so watch out for it there as well. In the meantime, you can meet Maca and Al and watch their tomfoolery online.