National Simultaneous Storytime 2022 for Brisbane Kids and their Families

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National Simultaneous Storytime 2022 will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 25 May.

In this frenetic age of digital devices, screens and downloadable entertainment it’s easy to fall into the trap of entrusting your child’s entertainment to an app, a game or a TV program. But one of the most precious childhood legacies you can give your child is the simple and beautiful act of sharing and enjoying a picture book together.

To celebrate Libraries and Information Week this year, National Simultaneous Storytime 2022 in Brisbane is an event that aims to help you re-acquaint yourself with the magic and excitement of reading to your child.

What is Simultaneous Storytime?

It is exactly as the name suggests…a coordinated opportunity for parents and children to share a picture book together at the same time at locations all over Brisbane. Now in its 22nd year, Simultaneous Storytime is an annual national event to celebrate Library and Information Week. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for you to explore Brisbane’s libraries and get a better appreciation of the facilities, services and expertise on offer.

When will Simultaneous Storytime be held this year?

This year, to celebrate Library and Information Week, libraries, schools and book stores all over Brisbane will throw open their doors to welcome children and their parents to a Storytime session on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 11am. Some events will be preceded by other activities you can enjoy with your child, such a Simultaneous Storytime puppet show. This is a free event that is guaranteed to kick start your child’s curiosity and help them to discover a lifelong love of reading.

What can I expect from National Simultaneous Storytime this year?

This year, Brisbane’s Simultaneous Storytime 2022 will feature Family Tree. “It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden… A heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life, to cherish and to share.” Written by Josh Pyke and Illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh. 

How can I find a Simultaneous Storytime event near me?

For more information and to order this year’s book visit the National Storytime Website here. 

To find your local Brisbane City Council Library click here.

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