Inverell Shire Library to take part in Simultaneous Storytime 2018

Children enjoying the 2017 Simultaneous Storytime session at the Inverell Shire Library.
Children enjoying the 2017 Simultaneous Storytime session at the Inverell Shire Library.

Inverell Library will once again take part in National Simultaneous Storytime next Wednesday, May 23.

In a campaign focused on promoting the value of reading and literacy, libraries across the country will read Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am.

The local event will run a little later, from 11.15am, but will include more books and a related craft activity, for children three years to school age. Attendance is free. 

This will be the 18th National Simultaneous Storytime. 

Last year The Cow Tripped over the Moon was read by author Tony Wilson and streamed live over Facebook, as over 680,000 readers in more than 6000 event locations across the country read along.

This year Tony will be in Melbourne to read the sequel, Hickory Dickory Dash.

“If the theme for last year’s book was perseverance and resilience, the message in this story is love, determination, courage and togetherness,” Tony said.

With New Zealand joining the event for the first time, the Australian Library and Information Association and Scholastic are aiming to have more than 900,000 children participating.

The Inverell Shire Library hosts free storytime sessions for ages 2-5 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11.15am and baby bounce on Wednesdays at 10.30am.

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