National Simultaneous Storytime 2018

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NSS2018 - WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018, 11AM

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

Now in its 18th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. NSS2018's book is Hickory Dickory Dash written by Tony Wilson, illustrated by Laura Wood and published by Scholastic.

By facilitating National Simultaneous Storytime, we aim to:

·         promote the value of reading and literacy;

·         promote the value and fun of books;

·         promote an Australian writer and publisher;

·         promote storytime activities in public libraries and communities around the country;

·         provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.

NSS receives positive media coverage, generates a great deal of community interest and is held annually as part of Library and Information Week.

To register for NSS2018 and order the book and merchandise, please click here

In 2017, over 686,324 participants in over 6,129 locations registered across Australia and took part in National Simultaneous Storytime, reading the book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood, enjoying a range of supporting educational activities, songs, games, dress ups and lots of fun.

Have a look at the 2017 website and some of the highlights.


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