National Year of Reading 2012


Chrissie Swan Launches 2015 Reading Hour with Special Family Story Time at Toorak Library

Join Chrissie Swan, our 2015 National Ambassador, at a fun story time session at Toorak Library, on Tuesday 18 August at 4.30pm to celebrate the launch of this year’s Reading Hour.

Chrissie will be reading some of her favourite children’s books to kids, mums and dads to encourage families to pick up a book and share the love of storytelling. The Reading Hour aims to encourage everyone to pick up and share a book for 10 minutes a day and enjoy the gift of reading.

Cooking for Copyright

FAIR is campaigning for copyright law reform – it’s long overdue – and right now our friends at the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) are focused on one thing in particular—the fact that in Australia, while copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator for published works, for unpublished works copyright lasts forever...

Download your exclusive promotional kit for The 2015 Reading Hour

The promotional kit for The 2015 Reading Hour is now available to download with new visual assets to help you promote your events and activities as we count down to the official national Reading Hour. There are so many ways you can show your support for the key messages of The Reading Hour. Find some tips here...

Celebrate the joy of reading with Chrissie Swan!

Join The Reading Hour 2015 national ambassador, media personality and author, Chrissie Swan, for some favourite children’s stories.

Children of all ages are welcome. No bookings required, simply drop in!

18 August, Toorak/South Yarra Library
340 Toorak Road, South Yarra
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Enquiries: 8290 8000

Better Reading Kids: Great stories to share with young readers

Better Reading have now launched Better Reading Kids, headed up by former Allen & Unwin children’s books director, Liz Bray. There’s a separate Better Reading Kids facebook page, specifically focusing on great stories for young readers. If you're a parent, carer, teacher or librarian you'll find plenty on this page to interest you.
Following the successful 'Kid's Week' and 'Celebrating Australian Authors,' campaigns, every Monday morning our friends at Better Reading Kids will bring you the weekly Top 10 Children's bestseller list.

Announcement: Chrissie Swan joins the Reading Hour as 2015 Ambassador!

We are delighted to announce that Chrissie Swan, one of Australia’s most loved TV personalities, is our National Ambassador for 2015.

Chrissie is a radio and TV broadcaster, and is also an author, columnist and fashion label ambassador. She has been an ambassador for CARE Australia since 2010.

In 2011, she was a Gold Logie nominee and Silver Logie winner. In 2013, Chrissie launched her own plus-sized fashion range and published her first book, Is It Just Me? Confessions of an Over-Sharer...