October 31, 2014

National Year of Reading

The National Year of Reading 2012 is about everyone enjoying reading, and for keen readers to find new sources of inspiration. It’s about supporting reading initiatives while respecting the oral tradition of storytelling. It’s about helping people discover and rediscover the magic of books and stories anywhere, anytime. And most of all, it’s about Australians becoming a nation of readers.

The Department of Education and Communities is a National Year of Reading 2012 Partner. They have a website with resources and links for students.

Check out key activities and events such as:

Raps and book raps program

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 1 February to 1 September

National Simultaneous Storytime 23 May

Are We There Yet? 16 August – 21 September NSW touring exhibition and writing/drawing competition for 2-12 year olds

Book Week  “Champions Read” The Children’s Book Council of Australia 18-24 August

The Reading Hour  Share a book ‘10 minutes a day, an hour a week’ leading up to 25 August; see also the video; and The Reading Super Hero national competition for 14 years and under

Our Story Readers voted to choose eight books, one for each state and territory to be part of Australia’s biggest book group in 2012.

To find out more, or make a contribution, visit the National Year of Reading website.