Now in its 20th year the annual celebration of National Simultaneous Storytime is going virtual. Each year the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) choose a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator to be read simultaneously all over the country. Usually Ipswich Libraries host events at our library branches and invite you to join us but this year we’re bringing NSS to you, wherever you might be.

We hope you enjoy watching our Public Programming Team as they share ‘Chicken Divas’ written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford (make sure you keep a look our for some special story time guests). 


For extra ‘Chicken Divas’ resources created by Lucinda Gifford and ALIA especially for NSS 2020 follow the links below: 

Lucinda Gifford – Activity Pack – Caring for your Chooks

Lucind Gifford – Resource Pack – including tiara template, puzzles, find-a-word, drawing activities and more (link)

Chicken Divas – Colour-in Posters 

Chicken Divas  – Virtual Jigsaw Puzzle 


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