National Simultaneous Storytime

Past Event

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, family day cares, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

By participating in National Simultaneous Story Time, Vincent Library aims to:

  • promote the value of reading and literacy, 
  • promote the value and fun of books,
  • promote an Australian writer and publisher.

This year's book is Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker, an award-winning illustrator, writer and designer. Everyone will go home with a gift pack with an activity sheet, bookmark, and stickers.

About the Book

Bowerbird Blues stars a beautiful bowerbird on the search for (you guessed it) BLUE! It’s a moving story of longing and connection, that unfolds as the bowerbird’s search sends him soaring across the sea, sky and city. He swoops and snatches vibrant treasures for his collection, and soon his bower – a mix of natural and unnatural objects – attracts something greater and more fulfilling than he could ever have imagined.



Wednesday, 22 May, 12 - 12.30pm

Bookings essential;

Book online or phone (08) 9273 6090 or email

City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre

Parents and caregivers must remain with children at all time. 

Parents do not need to book tickets, just book on behalf of children. 

Event Details

Time: 12 - 12.30pm

Location: 99 Loftus Street, Leederville WA 6007

Venue: City of Vincent Library

Cost: Free

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Organisation: City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre

Phone: 92736090



Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024

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