National Year of Reading – @ a library near you!




If you’ve visited your local library this year, you may have noticed National Year of Reading signage and activities!

I’ve compiled some ( but certainly not all! ) activities happening around NSW this month to get you in the NYR spirit.


The Ryde Library Service 366 Day Short Story Challenge

“Readers will vote for their favourite story each month giving you the chance to win a $40 gift voucher if your story is chosen. The winning stories will also be highlighted on the website and compiled into a booklet at the end of the year.

You can help us reach our target of publishing an original short story (new or old) on our blog each day of 2012. Share your story with others.

  • The challenge is open to all ages.
  • There is no set theme.
  • Stories must be between 200 and 7500 words.
  • The story must be entirely your own work.”

More information:

Read the stories at


Parramatta City Library Service

Don’t know how to use Twitter?  You’re missing out on the National Year of Reading twitter session on the last Tuesday of every month!

Find out how to use Twitter at Twitter for Seniors @ Parra Library


The Hills Shire Library Service

“30 book reviews in 30 days! That’s our goal, help us reach it !! Be in the draw to win a National Year of Reading Book prize pack.

The theme of our Online Book Club this month is “think”. Just leave a review about a book that made you think on the Online Book Club.

Click here to post your review.”


Burwood Library NSW

Join the Burwood Library book club!

Meet new people, have a chat and enjoy a cuppa!! New members welcome. For enquiries contact Burwood Library on 9911-9999.


Taree City Libraries

“Submit a photo with a brief description of where you Love2Read and go into the draw to win a Manning Valley Books prize pack plus fantastic play-away titles from Southern Scene. Entries can be submitted to or Taree Library – Where Do You Love2Read? 242 Victoria Street Taree NSW 2430”


Clarence Valley and Bellingen Councils

CAUGHT Reading Photo Competition!


The Reading Room – everyone’s room!

Win an eReader and a book pack by writing a short review for one of the shortlisted titles in the Our Story competition.



Know something not listed here? Comment below with a link so we can add it to our list.

The Love2Read event calendar also has some listings.

Get Reading this weekend with the National Year of Reading | Discover and Rediscover the joy of reading


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