National Simultaneous Story Time


National Simultaneous Story Time is back for its 21st year on Wednesday 19 May. Join us as we blast off into space.

Every year a picture book, written by an Australian author is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places across Australia.

The book chosen for 2021 is Give me Some Space! written and illustrated by Philip Bunting.

This year is extra special because the book is read by the astronaut Dr Shannon Walker from the International Space Station.

Watch the broadcast of  Dr Shannon Walker reading from space.

Get involved – Monday 17 May to Saturday 22 May

Come along to Story Time at Duncraig, Whitford and Woodvale Libraries to listen to the story and then watch the broadcast from space. All sessions begin at 10.00am.

Monday Thursday Friday Saturday
Duncraig Duncraig Woodvale Whitford Whitford
(STEAMing into Stories)


Can’t make it to Story Time?

You can enjoy Story Time at home, at any time with Story Box Library. Your library membership gives you access to hundreds of free story books for children read as a story time presentation.

You can also check out storytimefromspace and watch Astronauts on board the International Space Station conducting science experiments and reading space-themed stories.