National Simultaneous Storytime, 24 May 2017

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is fast approaching and the Literacy and Young Peoples Service are getting excited!

Celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2017 with SLQ

Come create some storytime props with SLQ

Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is simultaneously read in libraries, child-care centres, pre-schools, schools, bookstores, homes and many other places across the country.

This year’s title is The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood.  Inspired by his son Jack, this year’s story is about perseverance, determination, friendship and triumph!

Hey diddle diddle
You all know the riddle
A cow jumps over the moon…
But the moon is very high in the sky.

How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap? Our fabulous artworker, Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner has crafted up some fantastic story props for State Library of Queensland’s littlest visitors to help them bring this moo-vellous story to life.

Children and families visiting the State Library of Queensland can create storytelling props from 10:00 – 11:00am in The Corner. At 11:00am, Louise Denoon, Executive Director of Regional Access and Public Libraries will then favour us with a reading of this fabulous story.
Knowing the creativity and diversity that exists across our Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centres network, we are keen to hear what your plans for NSS are? We know that you will have crafted up some fantastic activities for National Simultaneous Storytime and encourage you to share your NSS fun by commenting here, sharing pictures to SLQ Play, and tagging your posts with #NSS2017.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

Cover image of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Tony Wilston provided for NSS 2017 courtesy of Scholastic Australia

And if you have not yet registered, there’s still time to get involved.

We anticipate that the morning will be abso-moo-tely moon-tastic and look forward to sharing pictures of our NSS onsite fun with you soon.

NSS is held annually as part of Library and Information Week. For more information visit the ALIA website.