It's National Simultaneous Storytime for Launceston's LINC

STORY TIME: Henry Mackenzie, 3, and his dad Andrew Mackenzie get a glimpse into what to expect next Wednesday as LINC Launceston manager Garry Conroy-Cooper gives them a special preview. Picture: Phillip Biggs.
STORY TIME: Henry Mackenzie, 3, and his dad Andrew Mackenzie get a glimpse into what to expect next Wednesday as LINC Launceston manager Garry Conroy-Cooper gives them a special preview. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

On Wednesday, children across the state will unite through the power of books, with the return of National Simultaneous Storytime.

As the clock strikes 11am the event will see a number of schools, libraries and childcare facilities turn the first page of the same Australian children’s literature.

Launceston’s LINC will be one of the many institutes participating nationwide, and manager Garry Conroy-Cooper sees it as a prime opportunity to get kids excited about reading.

“It's a part of our role to champion literacy for kids in communities in general.

“It's also a celebration of reading and we always use books that are both incredibly well written and incredibly well illustrated,” he said.

LINC Launceston staff member Alice Implach said it will be a ‘really exciting event’ for all involved. 

“'It's inspiring children to develop a love of reading from early on that really sets them up for life,” she said.

This year’s book of choice will be The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood.

All ages are welcomed.