National Simultaneous Storytime is back for its 20th year on Wednesday 27 May and we have an exciting range of activities that you can take part in from the comfort of your home!

Every year for National Simultaneous Storytime libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes and many other places all around the country come together at the same time to read the same Australian picture book together.

This is a fun and vibrant event that celebrates and promotes reading, literacy, and Australian authors and illustrators.


A week of activites!

Our activities kick off on Monday 25 May and run throughout the week.

Don't miss the very special live storytime reading of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas at 11:00am on Wednesday 27 May!

As Library programs are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, National Simultaneous Storytime will be live streamed on the Council's Facebook page

For more activity details, visit: National Simultaneous Storytime


National Simultaneous Storytime is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)