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May
2019
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Get those maracas ready

Wodonga Deputy Mayor Cr Kat Bennett will lead a special gathering at the Wodonga Library on Wednesday for National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am.​

Cr Bennett will read this year's book Alpacas with Maracas written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove.

Macca and his pal Al are the best of friends and love spending time together. When there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest, they just can’t resist.

But what will their act be? Will they shimmy and shake? Dance and prance? Whatever they choose, it will surely be a performance to remember!

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Now in its 19th successful year, it is 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 and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.