The month of May is nominated as ‘National Family Reading Month’ and to celebrate and nurture your child’s love of reading it’s a great time to turn off the telly and settle down together with a good book. Families that ‘read together, succeed together’.
Also celebrated in May is National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) which is on Wednesday 25th May. NSS is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 16th year, it is a fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes. NSS is held 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. The story this year is ‘I Got This Hat’ written by Jol and Kate Temple and there will be a reading of the story at 11:00am on the 25th in the Library.