National Simultaneous Storytime a success!

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On Wednesday our library participated in National Simultaneous Storytime.

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual event spearheaded by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

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.

This year’s book was Hickory Dickory Dash.

The entire cohort of Griffith’s on-campus school, Yarranlea Primary School, trotted up to the Mt Gravatt campus library to attend the reading.

Griffith’s Director of Library and Learning services opened the storytime event with a moving story of the importance books have had in her small-town upbringing.

School of Education Associate Professor Bev Fluckiger, a former primary school teacher and principal, then read the story to a very engaged audience.

Following the reading, the students participated in interactive colouring activities organised by our Library Services team member Jana Rutledge.Take a look through our photo slideshow to see an intricate hickory dickory clock that Jana made specifically for the event and presented to a very excited Yarranlea Primary School after.

We also screened the storytime with Facebook Live and people joined in online (including all the way from Ireland)—a simultaneous storytime, indeed!