National Simultaneous Storytime 2022

Education Free Kids/Family Library Live Entertainment Young people

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    Daily from 24 - 26 May 2022
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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 the City of South Perth Libraries for any of our Time for Stories sessions over the week and take part in our National Simultaneous Storytime celebrations! 

Session times

  • South Perth Library - 10.30-11.30am, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Manning - 10.30-11.30am, Wednesday.

There is no need to book, just come along and hear the National Simultaneous Story - Family Tree by Josh Pyke, along with some other favourites stories, make your very own book, play some games, and add your own leaf to our Library Tree. 

Not able to make a session? Our Library Tree and leafy scavenger hunt will be running all week long so pop in to Manning or South Perth anytime. 

About the book

‘It started with a seed, and that seed was me. And, over time, laughter filled my garden...’

Family Tree is a sweet book written by Josh Pyke and illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh and is a heartfelt celebration of family, community and the seasons of life to cherish and share. Family Tree looks at the beauty of life through the growth of a gum tree which spreads love and joy while depicting the ways in which communities and families around the world evolve together in unity.

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.

Find out more at

South Perth Library