National Simultaneous Storytime.
It’s when libraries, schools, day care centres, preschool and places where people meet all read the same book at the same time!
It’s happening at Gunnedah library at 11.00am on Wednesday 22nd May. Everyone is invited to attend the reading of the selected book Alpacas with maracas – a rollicking rhyming book that teaches that coming first is not everything.
The story reading will be followed by the Biggest Morning Tea – help yourself to tea or coffee and cake for a gold coin donation to go towards cancer research.
Children who have reached their milestones in the 1,000 Books Before School early literacy programme will have a presentation of certificates by Deputy Mayor Councillor Rob Hooke at 10.00am, and they can then enjoy some stories while waiting for the 11.00am o’clock countdown.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
On Friday 24th May, the library will welcome author D. J. Blackmore, whose next novel will be set in Gunnedah. Enjoy morning tea at 10.00am, and listen to the author speaking about her writing journey to date and hopes for the future. This will be an event for everyone interested in books and reading. The author will also have books available to purchase and autograph on the day. Please ring the library on 6740 2190 to make a booking.
Plenty of new books have been added to the shelves this week. Amongst the new titles are King of kings the new novel by Wilbur Smith with Imogen Robertson, blending the Ballantyne and Courtney families.
Closer to home is The Oceans between us, a novel of migrant children, written by Gill Thompson, and set in Britain during WWII and Australia. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have collaborated to write another Women’s Murder Club thriller 18th Abduction.
The great Australian bucket list: one of a kind travel experiences by Robin Esrock, lists things to see and do in each state. Plenty of colour pictures, practical information and web site address to help plan your travel!
See you soon at the library!