State Library of Queensland launched Dads Read as part of the National Year of Reading 2012.
Dads Read aims to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of fathers and families reading with their children, particularly in their early developmental years. Queensland Public Libraries and State Library holds free, fun, Dads Read storytime events for families leading up to Father’s Day.
Reading with your children not only helps them to develop a love of reading, but also strengthens their literacy skills, models positive reading behaviour and builds children’s self-esteem around reading which is a fundamental life skill.
What is Dads Read?
Find out more about Dads Read and the important role it plays in children’s literacy
Sports heroes who support Dads Read
A list of books loved by children ages 0-8 years plus tips on reading to children
Helping you to improve your child's literacy
For more information contact the State Library Literacy and Young Peoples Services on firstname.lastname@example.org or 3842 9021.