National Simultaneous Storytime Wrap up 2016

What an incredible year it was for National Simultaneous Storytime 2016. There were over 500,000 participants and over 3,000 locations registered, it was by far our biggest most successful year yet! Thank you to everyone who participated, we loved recieving all your stories and images. We can't wait to share them with you, check out some of the events that were held from across Australia below. 


Senator Simon Birmingham read to children at the Glandore Private Kindergarten and Childcare Centre, SA


Authors of I Got This Hat, Kate and Jol Temple, read at Kings Cross Library, Sydney


Comedian and NSS narrator, Josh Earl read to a large audience at Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne. 

Inpatient, Trinity, reading along to the event via the simulcast to her hospital room TV


City of Canada Bay celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime with a visit to Concord Library by Wests Tigers star player Luke Brooks. They also had a display of ladies hats from the 50s and 60s, a couple of military hats, a very impressive historic brass fireman’s hat, a genuine Russian ushanka, all on loan from the City of Canada Bay Museum, and a display of miniature hats created on the library’s 3D printer.


Yarra Libraries held thier launch of the “One Million Stories” project with the Simultaneous Storytime at the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre with Ben Nakubuwal from Melbourne Storm NRL and Yarra Libraries staff.  The children are from Trinity Catholic School Richmond North.


Frances Watts, author, held a reading of I Got This Hat at Marrickville Library, NSW


Students all the way from Small Universe Creative learning Studio in Taiwan even joined in on the fun!

St. Edward's Primary School, Canowindra students and staff celebrated 'I Got this Hat' by wearing a hat. Canowindra Preschool also came along to hear the story and wear some amazing hats too!


Casino Christian School, NSW, Kindy, Year 1 & 2 classes wearing their 'Minion' hats. After watching this year's story the students made pirates wearing hats.


Students at the Mulurulu sheep station (180km North East of Mildura, VIC) had fun participating in National Simultaneous Storytime 2016 watching the Story Box video and did some hat related activities.


Armidale Regional Council had a fantastic day with over 140 local children attending their event. The best 2 hats (as decided by special guest reader) were given a copy of the book to take home.


Wiley Park Public School, NSW, enjoyed the book and wearing hats!


Lake Haven Library, NSW, had a great day with lots of laughs! And check out their wall display!

St Nicholas School, Tamworth



All Saints Grammar, Belmore, celebrating NSS and will also be selling beanies in the Library in aid of SNOG (Brain Cancer research) over the next few weeks.