AUSTRALIAN READING HOUR - 14TH SEPTEMBER
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN READING HOUR
The idea is simple.
On Thursday September 14 2017, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading.
In children, it has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future.
In adults, it has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
We encourage booksellers, libraries, and teachers to:- Organise reading events
- Coordinate author events
- Promote the initiative in store and on social media with #brbReading
- Promote their favourite Australian books.
Contact the Australian Reading Hour if you would like to get involved.