Stop what you’re doing and pick up a book for National Reading Hour
Cessnock City Council is gearing up for a special PJ storytime to celebrate this year’s Aussie Reading Hour.
Cessnock City Library is inviting local children along at 6pm on Thursday 14 September to wear their comfiest pjs, hear an hour of wonderful stories, enjoy craft and finish off with a yummy bed time snack.
Reading Hour is a national event aimed at encouraging reading among young Australians, as research shows children who read from an early age are better off.
It’s also a reminder for parents, caregivers and families that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their increasingly busy lives. Rather, it encourages the ‘anytime, anywhere’ mantra, building a foundation whereby reading is a gift, given freely.
The simple message for 2017 is, ‘share a book for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week, and give the gift of reading’.
For more details or to make a booking for this free event, please phone Cessnock Library on 49934399, email Sandy on Sandra.email@example.com or drop in and see us at the library.
The Reading Hour emerged from the National Year of Reading 2012, and is an ongoing campaign from Love2Read, funded by the ALIA Australian Public Library Alliance and in partnership with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.