What an incredible year it was for National Simultaneous Storytime 2019.
We had over 1,138,889 participants, from over 11,554 locations. Making 2019 our biggest most and successful year yet, with 1 in 28 people in Australia reading simultaneously! #1millionkidsreading
Additionally we had participants from New Zealand, Thailand, UK, Canada, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
Thank you to everyone who participated, we loved receiving all your stories and images! We love hearing about your NSS event, so please send your stories, photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Cosgrove, Author, State Library of New South Wales
The below photos are attributed to SLNSW photographer, Joy Lai.
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth Of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, Government House, Canberra
Hosted Curtin Primary School and two friendly Alpacas, Koh and Chai. Attended by ALIA President Robert Knight and Vice-President Viv Barton.
ALIA House, Canberra
ALIA House hosted Chai and Koh the Alpacas, whilst our very own Jacqui Lucas read the book to students of Deakin School for Early Learning, ALIA House tenants and ALIA Board Members.
Check out some of the events that were held across Australia below: