Parkes Library will join organisations from Broome to Hobart today, in a simultaneous reading of the picture book 'Too Many Elephants in this House'.
Part of Library and Information Week, the 14th National Simultaneous Storytime 2014 aims to celebrate and acknowledge the vital work being done in libraries, schools and communities across the country to develop young people's literacy skills.
The event has been organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia's book industry and the role of libraries.
‘Too Many Elephants in this House' is written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.
Parkes Library storyteller Sandie Ward has been preparing for Simultaneous Storytime for weeks.
This will be no normal story telling session.
An out of this world performance is planned and local children will play a big part of the unique occasion.
For information about the event, contact Parkes Library on 6861 2309.
For more information on National Simultaneous Storytime around Australia, visit http://www.alia.org.au/nss/.