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Gunnedah Shire Library participates in National Simultaneous Storytime

23 May 2018

Gunnedah Shire Library participates in National Simultaneous Storytime

As the clock struck 11.00am today, Gunnedah children joined thousands across the country reading the same book at the same time as part of National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS at Gunnedah Shire Library.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres and many other places around the country. This year’s book was Hickory Dickory Dash, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood. Gunnedah Shire Library invited community member Tony Jones to read the story to the audience.

Gunnedah Shire Librarian Christiane Birkett said the event, now in its 18th year, aims to promote the value of reading and literacy.

“The event has many outcomes, including promoting the value and fun in books, as well as supporting an Australian writer and publisher and encouraging children to attend storytime activities in the library,” Ms Birkett said.

Children also participated in a craft session following storytime.

Photo caption: Children and staff from Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre enjoyed storytime this morning. Pictured with Librarian Christiane Birkett, Tony Jones and Library staff member Liz Ironmonger.


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