Are you ready for the 2016 Reading Hour? Your opportunity to make a difference.
Launched by Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012, the Reading Hour initiative is an annual event that raises awareness of the importance of literacy. It encourages people of all ages to discover the joy of reading.
10 days to go until #readinghour
There are only 10 days to go until the Reading Hour takes place across Australia on 18th August 6pm-7pm.
The Reading Hour has come upon us! Read from 5pm-6pm tonight, and kick start a daily habit of reading just 10 minutes a day.
But don’t just leave it till then. There are events happening all day at most libraries and bookshops to celebrate the joy of reading. Book signings, children storytime and much more…
Find out more at http://www.love2read.org.au
The Reading Hour will be held nationally 5pm-6pm this Saturday!
What is The Reading Hour?
The Reading Hour is a national event to encourage everyone to read for at least 10 minutes each day. The program is aimed especially at parents to read with their children.
When did The Reading Hour start?
The Reading Hour was first held during Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012. The continuation of the Love2Read brand in 2013 has seen The Reading Hour continue into 2013.
Find out more: http://www.thereadinghour.org.au/
It’s been a jam-packed, busy and inspirational National Year of Reading 2012, but we finally made it! With hundreds of successful projects, programs and events throughout the year, it has truly been an amazing year for reading.
This year, the Love2ReadTV project has been fortunate to receive the support of WeVideo, a leading cloud-based video editing solution. With entries and editing being performed from various locations around Australia, it was important to have easy access to all video editing files at any time.
2012 has been a very big year. A packed NYR12 event calendar, combined with the inspiring support of so many libraries, organisations and individuals, has made it a year to be remembered.
This month, our reading theme is love2read. Fittingly, it’s been the main message this entire National Year of Reading. The love2read flower has made its way to many libraries across Australia, as well as bookshops, cars and cafes.
When we think about this theme, we should be considering how the National Year of Reading has changed us. Perhaps you’ve tried a genre you’ve never ventured towards, or perhaps you’ve been inspired to read. And as we enter the Christmas season, remember there’s nothing better than the gift of literacy. Ideas include:-
- The obvious one is a good book
- Giving audiobooks
- Donating to a worthy cause
- Spending time with family, sharing a good story
- Verbal storytelling
- And many more
It’s been a big year, and shortly I’ll post a recap of this year’s NYR12 thoughts. Make sure you subscribe (see right) to receive an email when it’s published.
Love2ReadTV is an exciting video collection celebrating Australia’s National Year of Reading 2012! The collection features many Australian author and librarians, with the full Librarians episode to be published shortly.
The project is coordinated by Timothy Chan, Friend of the National Year of Reading. Read Tim’s interview at Kids Book Review!
Or go straight to the website to check out the latest Love2ReadTV Episodes.
The National Year of Reading 2012 theme is Cry.
I know what you’re feeling right now. You’re feeling sad just because of this month’s theme. Time to change the stigma!
This month, you don’t have to be sad or miserable if you don’t want to. You might cry out of laughter, or have tears of enjoyment drop onto your cheeks when you finish a good book. Remember, the best books are the ones which make you feel different after you finish.
Some people also cry when they achieve a goal. Think about olympic champions and race finalists. What reading goals will you set this month to make you cry?
Read on and also download the NYR12 Theme: Cry Poster.