National Simultaneous Storytime is back for 2020!


National Simultaneous Storytime is back for 2020! 

On the 27th of May at 11am, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) will be presenting their annual National Simultaneous Storytime all around Australia! You can join thousands of children across the country to enjoy a virtual Storytime reading of Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford!

YPRL will present a virtual Storytime on the YPRL Facebook page at 11am, so log in and get ready to hear Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas read by Thomastown Library’s very own Storyteller extraordinaire, Tegan!

If you would like more information in regard to this virtual event, please check out the ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime page here. The website also has some activities and resources for children. Fancy some colouring sheets to help keep the kids busy? You can print some off here. If you want some extra activities to further keep little fingers and minds busy, you can also print off the Lucinda Gifford Resource Pack, which has some art and word activities, as well. You can even do a National Simultaneous Storytime online jigsaw puzzle!

Here is a list of the past books that have been featured since this fun event started 20 years ago!

Katie Brett, Library Technician

"Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks who live alongside Dora von Dooze. But Dora is perplexed - why do her dear chickens seem to sleep all day long? Dora decides to snoop. She follows the chooks out at night to the local jazz club where she discovers, to her amazement, that they are Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas!" 

Written and Illustrated By: Lucinda Gifford

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