National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 for Brisbane Kids and their Families

National Simultaneous Storytime 2021
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National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 will be held in Brisbane on Wednesday 19 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 2021 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 21st 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 19 May 2021 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?

National Simultaneous Storytime

This year, Brisbane’s Simultaneous Storytime 2021 will feature Give me some Space. “Una dreams of a life in Space. Life on Earth is just so so-so. But how will she get there? And will she complete her mission to discover life in Space? And did she remember to feed Neil the goldfish?” Written and Illustrated by Philip Bunting.

This is such a fun book but what makes it even more exciting is it will be read during National Simultaneous Storytime by the astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station.

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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