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National Year of Reading Wrap-up

NYR FlowerIt’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.

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WeVideo Review

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Summary

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.

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December theme: love2read

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.

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Love2ReadTV: We believe in Reading! Do you? Librarians Episode

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This Love2ReadTV special episode features librarians all across the nation. From Albany in WA to Shellharbour in NSW, and Darwin in the NT to Moreland in VIC, this episode celebrates the wonderful libraries and the librarians which make them lively hubs.

Love2ReadTV is a project celebrating the National Year of Reading 2012.  See more at www.love2readtv.com.au

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Literary community mourns loss of author Bryce Courtenay

There are few who haven’t heard of this man.  An inspirational author with 21 books to his name, Bryce Courtenay has inspired millions of people around the world…

The South-African born Courtenay passed away on Thursday night at his Canberra home due to a stomach cancer. Tributes have flowed to the Mr Courtenay’s Facebook page as readers, publishers and authors alike mourned the loss of an amazing author.

The Herald Sun has reported:

Author Fiona Macintosh, considered his protege, said his gift to the world was his ability to inspire readers and writers.

“He’s one of the greatest storytellers for Australia and history will attest to that,” Macintosh said.

“Nearly every year for the past 25 years he has given Australian readers a grand story to get lost in, and usually about Australia, about themselves, about their own people, or our neighbours. I think that’s how he’ll be remembered.”

Bryce Courtenay was also for an ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, which has reached out to thousands of communities across the nation. His contribution and work was praised by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, opposition leader Tony Abbott and Arts Minister Simon Crean today.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/tributes-to-author-bryce-courtenay-a-great-storyteller-who-inspired-readers-and-writers/story-fncynkc6-1226523079151

 

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Love2ReadTV: As Featured on Kids Book Review

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.

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Seeking librarians to be part of Love2ReadTV!

Love2ReadTV is a project celebrating Australia’s National Year of Reading. And you can be part of it! Read on…

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NYR Theme for October Posters – EXPLORE

Celebrate the NYR Theme for October 2012 with this poster for your library!

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NYR Theme for October – Explore!

Finally it’s that last quarter of the year. This month, the National Year of Reading theme is Explore.  There are lots of ways which we can explore through reading; fantasy, science fiction, biographies, science and travel magazines, just to name a few.  But what are some other interpretations of Explore?

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End of September: Thinking about GROW…

When August 2012 started, and the NYR theme changed from Question to Grow, it got me thinking. Is it through questioning that we grow?

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