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National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime
Special event

24 May 2017, 10:50am-11:30am
Foyer, Ground floor


 Book Now

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. 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.

Join the National Library and astrophysicist, Nobel laureate and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University Brian Schmidt as he reads this year's book The Cow Tripped Over The Moon, written by Tony Wilson and illustrated by Laura Wood.