28 May 2012
National Simultaneous Storytime at Old Bar Public School.
On Wednesday 23 May 2012 at 11:00am Old Bar Public School joined organisations from Broome to Hobart, reading the picture book The Very Cranky Bear to more than 170,000 children across Australia.
Now in its twelfth successful year, National Simultaneous Storytime 2012 aims to celebrate and acknowledge the vital work being done in libraries, schools and communities around Australia to develop young people's literacy and numeracy 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.
The Very Cranky Bear is written by Nick Bland and published by Scholastic Australia.