National Simultaneous Storytime with Jackie French, Mount Gambier Library

SA 27 May 2015

Event: National Simultaneous Storytime with Jackie French
When: Wednesday 27 May
Venue: Tenison Woods College (1-2,000 students from a range of schools)
Time: 11 am
Entry: Free.
RSVP: Kristi Leamey, ph: 08 8721 2540, or email:

As part of her 2015 regional and remote touring program Jackie French will be participating in National Simultaneous Storytime in a large multi-school event organised by Mount Gambier Library, regional South Australia. This ties in perfectly with May's Share a Story Calendar theme: 'Read the World a Story'.

As part of this tour ACLA has partnered with Book Links (Qld)¬†Inc to launch their 'Jackie French Travelling Suitcase' - an¬†outstanding resource and¬†the ‚Äėbrainchild‚Äô of¬†President Jenny Stubbs.¬†Each case contains memorabilia, working manuscripts, photos, artefacts and other materials which relate to the working processes of each creator profiled.

Find out more about hiring a Travelling Suitcase at Book Links (QLD) Inc.

Thank you to the following tour sponsors:
Australia Council for the Arts; Bolinda Audio Borrow Box Library; Copyright Agency Cultural Fund; Mount Gambier Library.

National Simultaneous Storytime:

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 15th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant, 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 Grades F to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework.

In 2014 over 460,000 children at over 3,100 locations across Australia took part in National Simultaneous Storytime, reading the book Too Many Elephants in this House, written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner, enjoying a range of supporting educational activities, songs, games, dress ups and lots of fun. Have a look at some of the highlights from 2014.