Annual Reading Hour Celebration

Cessnock City Council is gearing up for Reading Hour, seeing local children leave their cuddly companion for a night alone at Cessnock City Library after a special evening storytime
Cessnock City Council is gearing up for Reading Hour, seeing local children leave their cuddly companion for a night alone at Cessnock City Library after a special evening storytime.

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.

This year the message is ‘share a book for 10 minutes a day, an hour a week, and give the gift of reading’. Parents, caregivers and families are reminded you can read anytime and anywhere.

On Tuesday 16 August from 6pm to 7pm Cessnock City Library will host a special evening storytime. At the end of the story children will be asked to leave a toy that is brave enough to sleepover without them. Their toys will be tucked up in bed but will they go straight to sleep or get up to some mischief?

Each child will discover what their toys got up to when they come to pick up their toys over the next week! (We’ll have a behind-the-scenes photographer on the job).

For more details or to make a booking for this free event, phone Cessnock Library on 49934399, email Sandy on Sandra.ryan@cessnock.nsw.gov.au or drop in and see us at the library, 65-67 Vincent St, Cessnock.











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.