National Simultaneous Storytime 2024

Education Free Kids/Family Library Live Entertainment Young people

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    22 - 23 May 2024
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  • Time TIME
    10.30 - 11.30AM
  • Location LOCATION
    South Perth and Manning Libraries
  • Cost COST
    Free, no booking required
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    City of South Perth Libraries

Join us in celebrating reading across the nation and connect with your community! 

Come along to South Perth or Manning library for a special Time for Stories sessions over the week and take part in our National Simultaneous Storytime celebrations! 

Session times

  • Manning Library - 10.30-11.30am, Wednesday 22 May Book here
  • South Perth Library - 10.30-11.30am, Thursday 23 May Book here

The event is free and bookings are not required but is available to help track attendance numbers.

Come along and hear the National Simultaneous Story - Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker, along with some other favourites stories and activities.

Recommended for children aged 2-5 years.

About National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book is read on the same day at the same time across Australia in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places.

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Important information about the event:

  • Parents/caregivers of children under 12 must remain in the library for the duration of the event.
  • The event may be photographed for marketing purposes and you will have the option to opt-out on the day.

South Perth Library