National Year of Reading 2012

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Winners are Grinners!

It is with great deliberation after receiving many wonderful and spirited entries for The Reading Room furniture giveaway, we are delighted to announce that the lucky winner of the furniture collection has been won by the kids at Boorowa Central School Library in rural NSW!

The Boorowa students were featured on the front page of their local newspaper recently and represent the true spirit of The Reading Hour! initiative -- inspiring us and many others in their local community and beyond. This is what The Reading Hour is all about!

We were truly captivated and heartened to see so many wonderful entries in the form of poems, heartfelt stories, photos and more, which were all wonderful and wish to thank you all for your enthusiasm and participation.

Why Reading Will Make You Happier!

"You know how your teachers and parents always told you to read and learn in school?

Well, they were right; reading is actually fun and cool, not just obligatory for high school graduation. It will make you a better person on so many levels and you’ll have fun while doing it.

Here are 21 reasons why it’s the best, most productive hobby you could ever have."
(Source: Sydney Writers Festival)

A message from our national ambassador William McInnes as Patron of The National Year of Reading in 2012

"Reading makes me think about the world that's been ... makes me think about the world that is ... and makes me think about the world that could be."

Contact us to request your special ambassador poster and help us promote The Reading Hour in 2014. We love this reflective video message about reading by our ambassador William McInnes...

The Reading Hour: Preschool Story Time at Footscray Library with William McInnes and MP Tim Watts

The Reading Hour joined Footscray Library's weekly Preschool Story Time with our national ambassador William McInnes and MP Tim Watts, Federal Member for Gellibrand last week. Thanks from the Love2Read team to everyone involved, especially the lovely library staff!

ENTER & WIN Reading Room furniture for your library!

You could be the lucky winner of pre-loved bookshelves, coffee tables and comfy chairs, including one reading pod as pictured! Simply tell us in 50 words or less why you want to win this collection for your library & we will ship it straight to your doorstep! (Australian public or school libraries only) Enter by Friday 8th August. Be in it to win it!

Evie Wyld wins Miles Franklin with 'compelling' All the Birds, Singing

A fantastic chat between Cheryl Akle and Evie Wyld, the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner on the Book Circle. Thanks to Random House Books AU.