Dads Can Make a Difference | Dads Read | Libraries of SA


Dads Read is an early childhood literacy initiative, developed by the State Library of Queensland in 2010 and launched statewide in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading, to promote family literacy.  The program continues to expand and Public Library Services is pleased to partner with Channel 7 Adelaide and State Library of Queensland to bring you Dads Read.

The Dads Read message is based on the simple but true premise that reading 10 minutes a day to your children is not only quick, but also essential.

Dads Read recognises that fathers reading to their children strengthens literacy, models positive reading behaviour and builds children’s self-esteem around reading (especially for boys) which is a fundamental life skill.  Dads Read encourages fathers to invest in their child’s future by choosing to read to them each day.  The Libraries SA Dads Read ambassadors include Premier Jay Weatherill, Channel 7’s Mark Soderstrom and author Phil Cummings.


Dads, grandpas, uncles and male caregivers are all invited to take part in a fun Dads Read event at a local library – there are always events taking place.  You can look up a Dads Read event via the Libraries of SA Events page here.  Join in and have fun with activities such as Silly Storytime for Dad’s, Dad’s Read and Play – Lego Building, Moustache Storytime for Dads and Bedtime Story events.  While you’re there pick up a Dads Read bookmark showing “10 tips for reading to children”.


What:  Dads Read

When:  Every Day

Where:  Local Libraries & at Home

Who:  Dads and their kids!

Click here for more information or visit the official Dads Read website here.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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