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Tick tock for round the clock adventure at Isaac Libraries

It’ll be cat and mouse mind games at Isaac Libraries with a national page-turning escapade next month.

Children from Dysart, Clermont, Glenden, Middlemount, Nebo, Moranbah and St Lawrence will join many across Australia and New Zealand for a picture book giggle-fest.

Hickory Dickory Dash will bring together thousands of children across the country for National Simultaneous Storytime next month.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the region is excited to be part of this national occasion.

“It’s such a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children’s book that explores age-appropriate themes,” Mayor Baker said.

“It also addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

“I whole-heartedly encourage parents and caregivers to take their children along to this fabulous event at Isaac Libraries.”

Organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the event in its 18th year with Hickory Dickory Dash being published by Scholastic Australia.

Tony Wilson and Laura Wood’s The Cow Tripped Over the Moon was chosen for the 2017 event, which was the largest to date with 686,324 people taking part.

This year ALIA, partner with LIANZA and welcome our New Zealand colleagues to join in the story time fun. Help us break records and make 1 million participants.

National Simultaneous Storytime will take place in Isaac from May 21-25:

  • Moranbah Library on May 23 from 10.30am to 11.30am.
  • Dysart Library on May 25 from 10.15am to 11.15am.
  • Middlemount Library on May 21 from 10am to 10.30am.
  • Glenden Library on May 22 from 10am to 11am.
  • Clermont Library on May 25 from 9.30am to 10.30am.
  • Nebo Library on May 22 from 8.30am to 9am and 10.30am to 11am.
  • St Lawrence Library on May 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Find out more about National Simultaneous Storytime and more exciting programs at your local Isaac library by visiting or calling Council’s 24/7 Customer Service Centre 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

For what’s on offer at Isaac Libraries visit online.

For information on National Simultaneous Story Time around Australia, visit


Image 1: Isaac Libraries Assistant Prachi Goti gears up for National Simultaneous Storytime.


24 April 2018