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Australian Reading Hour – register now for free resources

By Administrator | 1 September 2017

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On Thursday 14 September, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. Australians are encouraged 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 libraries to:

- Organise reading events
- Coordinate author events
- Promote the initiative in the library and on social media with #brbReading
- Promote their favourite Australian books.

Contact the Australian Reading Hour if you would like to get involved.

Resources available here. 


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