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Celebrate the Reading Hour with us in 2015!

Driven by Australian libraries, The Reading Hour raises the status and visibility of reading and literacy nationwide, promotes the benefits of reading and storytelling as critical life skills and catalysts for well-being, and unifies the national literacy network working toward Australia becoming a nation of readers.

Any time is reading time! The Reading Hour is nominally 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday 18 August, but events will be happening all day—and all year round...

Library and Information Week 2015

The week of 25 - 31 May aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different programs and events to the community. This week is your chance to show your skills and your value to the community in a fun way!

It's a Wrap for another Year! Thank You from The Reading Hour Team

We are pleased to announce that The official Reading Hour will return in 2015 on Tuesday the 18th of August! Mark the date in your diaries.

Wrapping up another successful year uniting a national network around reading, we want to thank all the participants, schools, libraries, friends, supporters and ambassadors for your inspired efforts in celebrating and promoting reading nationwide – as the legacy of the National Year of Reading in 2012.

National Simultaneous Storytime 2015

National Simultaneous Storytime is NEXT WEEK! (27 May) Stop what you’re doing and register NOW for National Simultaneous Storytime 2015. By registering you will receive an electronic copy of the book and other exclusive resources to use. The big event is next week so get in quickly so you don’t miss out! Got questions about NSS? Email events@alia.org.au and register here: https://www.alia.org.au/node/add/nss-registration

Love your library on 14 February!

SAVE THE DATE: Library Lovers’ Day is a chance for everyone to reconnect with the library and share the library love.

The initiative, coordinated by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), aims to raise the profile of the services which libraries offer. Australia’s public libraries provide quality information services that support lifelong learning, significantly impacting the cultural and information industry.

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.