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May 17, 2021

How to join in National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. 

NSS will be held at 11am on Wednesday 19 May. This year’s book is Give me some Space!, written and illustrated by Philip Bunting. We have several copies in the library.

ALIA – along with Scholastic, the Australian Space Agency and the Office of the Chief Scientist – invites you to join them for an intergalactic experience with the NSS 2021 book being read by NASA astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station!

Meet Dr. Shannon Walker


There are a number of ways to engage this year – whether from your home, school or childcare facility.


Use these insightful resources to help scaffold literacy:


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