Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.

National Simultaneous Storytime

SBS Radio has joined with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) to bringthis year’s story time to all Australians – with an audio book of Aaron Blabey’s ‘The Brothers Quibble’ in English and 16 other languages. You can listen to the audio book today - visit

SBS has arranged for the audiobooks to be accessible for the remainder of the year, and can provide you with translated scripts of the book that can be used as a classroom training resource. Our broadcasters are also participating in a number of public readings in Sydney and Melbourne:


Whitlam Library, Cabramatta: Vietnamese story time with SBS Radio presenter Trinh Nguyen from 11am

Liverpool Library: Arabic story time with SBS Radio Arabic’s Sylva Mezher, from 10:30am


Mount Waverley Library: Mandarin story time with SBS Radio Mandarin’s Mo Lin from 10:30am

Preston Library: Indigenous language story time - reading in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri People from the Kulin Nation of Central Victoria, from 10:30am

Craigieburn Library: Punjabi story time with SBS Radio Punjabi host Manpreet Singh, from 11am

Oakleigh Library: Greek story time with SBS Radio Greeks’ Kyriakos Gold, from 10:30am

Clayton Library: Italian story time with SBS Radio Italian’s Francesca Rizzoli, from 10:30am

As you all well know, a love of language and culture is learned at a young age and passed on from generation to generation through listening and reading. This year SBS and ALIA are helping you to encourage more young Australians to read & enjoy books and languages. The National Simultaneous Storytime book is available in 16 languages at

If you would like more information about the National Simultaneous Storytime 2015, and SBS’s in-language audio resources, feel free to contact me on 02 9430 3884.

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