2017 Simultaneous Story Time

Published on 20 April 2017


Gannawarra Library Service will be reading a story simultaneously with over 500,000 children on Wednesday 24 May.

Now in its 17th year, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign facilitated by the Australian Library and Information Association that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

Gannawarra Mayor Brian Gibson said this year the story will be read at Lake Charm Primary School.

"Staff from the Gannawarra Library Service will be celebrating with this year’s book, ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’, by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood," he said.

The books author, Tony Wilson describes it as a story about perseverance, which he dedicated to his 4 year old son, Jack, who has cerebral palsy.

"The story is about training and triumph. It’s a story about cows smacking into meteorites and hot air balloons, and sand dunes."

Gannawarra Library Manager Kerri Sidorow says the annual day is a small way that the library service can continue to support the development of our young readers.

"Storytelling is a wonderful way to capture the imagination of young readers, and combining it with National Simultaneous Storytime allows us to include activities and interactive games with the students participating," she said.

The official time for the event is 11.00am. We encourage members of the public to take part by reading the featured book to their children. Copies of the book are available through the library service.

For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website