National Simultaneous Storytime

Books and stories took the spotlight this week in the IGS Bibliothèque.

Held annually as part of Library and Information Week, the event attracted more than 1.98 million participants at more than 33,000 locations.

A picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, was read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

In its 22nd successful year, it was a fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

At 11am on the day, Mr Nathan Da Fonte created a very special “Story-time” for Year 3 Green. The class also received a beautiful certificate of participation, bookmarks, stickers and badges.

The library has a lovely book display celebrating this event, including the selected NSS book Family Tree by Josh Pyke, in Chinese, Italian, German and French. Students and teachers are invited to borrow from Bibliothèque display.