Make a date with a book.Thursday September 20 2018
Pick up a book and read for just one hour on your own or with your children.
Show your support by signing up.
The idea is simple.
On Thursday September 20 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading.
In children, it has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future.
In adults, it has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
We encourage booksellers, libraries, and teachers to:
- Organise reading events
- Coordinate author events
- Promote the initiative in store and on social media with #brbReading
- Promote their favourite Australian books.
Contact the Australian Reading Hour if you would like to get involved.
If your organisation would like to be involved, please sign up below.
The Reading Hour is made possible thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors.