All Australians are encouraged to stop what they are doing today, pick up a book and read—for just one hour.

20 September 2018

Today is Australian Reading Hour, a great opportunity to reconnect with Australian books and to reinforce the importance of reading across all ages. 

Reading brings many benefits. It expands our knowledge and understanding of the world and stimulates our imagination and creativity. 

A schedule of activities and resources are available for this year’s Australian Reading Hour including author readings, library events and downloadable material for a range of audiences including schools, bookstores and readers. 

The Australian Government is committed to supporting the literary arts and acknowledges the contribution they make to Australia’s cultural and intellectual life, providing support for this year’s event.

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