National Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 11:00am

NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). 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 22nd successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy.

The book for 2022 NSS is “Family Tree” by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh.

Guest presenters in our library branches to read the story:

Cr Kevin Davies – Mareeba Library

Cr Mario Mlikota – Dimbulah Library

Cr Lenore Wyatt – Kuranda library

Library staff will be reading the story in Chillagoe library.

Chillagoe and Dimbulah library will also be launching their Parenting Collection on this day.


Tuesday:  Chillagoe Storytime, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday:  Mareeba Storytime, 10:30am – 11:30am

Thursday:  Dimbulah Storytime, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Friday:  Kuranda Storytime, 10:30pm – 11:30am

(school term only)


Rhyme Time

Monday:  Julatten Community Hall, 10:00am – 11:00am

(2nd Monday of the month)

Tuesday:  Dimbulah Shire Hall, 10:00am – 11:00am

Wednesday:  Kuranda Library, 10:30am – 11:30am

Friday:  Mareeba Library, 10:30am – 11:30am

(school term only)


Tech Savvy (Bookings essential)

Tuesday:  Mareeba Library, phone 4093 9185, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday:  Kuranda Library, phone 4086 4622, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Saturday:  Dimbulah Library, phone 4093 5963, 9:00pm-12:00pm

(school term only)


Book Club

First Monday of each month:  Contact Kuranda Library, phone 4093 9185

First Tuesday of each month:  Contact Mareeba Library, phone 4086 4622

Third Friday of each month:  Contact Dimbulah Library, phone 4093 5963



Thursday:  Mareeba library, 10:00am -12:00pm



Wednesday:  Mareeba Library, 3:30pm – 4:00pm

(school term only)


Writing Groups

Tuesday:  Mareeba Library, Second Tuesday of each month, 10:30am

Contact the Mareeba Library for more information, phone 4086 4622.

Thursday: Kuranda Library, Second Thursday of each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Contact the Kuranda Library for more information, phone 4093 9185