Dads Read

10 minutes a day makes a difference.

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. Participating Queensland Public Libraries run free, fun,

Dads Read

storytime events and activities to encourage dads to get reading with their children.

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.


For more information about

Dads Read

events in Queensland

, visit


Contact us

For more information contact the State Library Literacy and Young Peoples Services at

or phone 3842 9021.