Australian Reading Hour | 19 Sep 2019

Australian Reading Hour

On Thursday September 19 2019, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. The aim is for Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. Take the time to learn, escape and relax.

In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.

You might like to read at home, in your favourite cafe or perhaps at your local library or bookshop. Why not get a few friends or colleagues together and throw a silent reading party? Or enjoy an extra long bedtime story with the children in your life.

What to Read:

For a comprehensive list of recommended reads for all ages and levels CLICK HERE.

Reader Registration:


South Australian Reading Hour Events:

Mount Gambier Library Australian Reading Hour | 5.30pm

On Thursday September 19 2019 get ready for bed early, grab your special ruggie, comforter, teddy or toy and go along to the Mount Gambier Library to help celebrate Australian Reading Hour.

Silent Reading Party – Noarlunga Centre | 2pm – 4pm

Go along for a relaxing hour of reading in their welcoming library space. Afternoon tea included.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Australian Reading Hour website.

What:   Australian Reading Hour

When:    Thursday 19 September 2019

Where:   All around Australia

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Australian Reading Hour website.


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