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Children from Lambie Street Preschool took part in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday as part of a push to promote reading amongst our youngsters. Local Nationals’ Member of the Legislative Council, Bronnie Taylor, was on hand to read to children at the Cooma Library.

“National Simultaneous Storytime is a fantastic initiative; it has such worthwhile aims and I am glad I was able to be a part of it once again”, Bronnie said.

The event, run by the Australian Library and Information Association, aims to promote the value and joy of reading as well as promoting Australian writers and publishers.

“Literacy is such an important foundation for life, and events like National Simultaneous Storytime are all part of that development for our children. Getting the community and families involved is a great way to make it a special and fun activity and hopefully that will translate into more and more children falling in love with reading”, Bronnie said.

National Simultaneous Storytime is now in its 15th year and going from strength to strength; 2015 is the biggest event yet, with organisers expecting more than 3,100 locations and almost 500,000 participants.

The featured book for 2015 was The Brothers Quibble, written by Aaron Blabey and published by Penguin Books Australia.

Bronnie said the crowd at Cooma’s Library got involved in the occasion.

“We had so much fun reading about Spalding and his new little brother. It’s a fantastic story with a theme that is so common to many families. It was really a great day, at a great venue, with great pre-schoolers. I hope to be back next year”.

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