Australian Reading Hour 2019

17 - 19 September 2019

Free Library
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In children, reading has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, reading has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea. – Australian Reading Hour

South Perth and Manning Library have you covered for Australian Reading Hour 2019 as both libraries host a series of free events. 

Australian Reading Hour is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read for one hour on Thursday 19 September 2019. The national initiative is intended to encourage young, lapsed and committed readers alike to escape, relax, learn and experience the wonderful world of books.

It doesn’t matter what time of day you pick up the book, just dedicate one hour to the cause!

Programme of events

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Intergenerational Storytime

Collier Park Village 17 September 2019

Join us for our inaugural Intergenerational Storytime where the young and young at heart experience the magic of reading at any age with a range of tremendous tales and creative craft.

Free Kids/Family Library Seniors
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Australian Reading Hour at South Perth Libraries

19 September 2019

South Perth and Manning Library have you covered for Australian Reading Hour 2019 as both libraries will play host to Base Camp - a space set up with ample seating and snuggly blankets.

Free Library
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Storytime with Kerry-Ann Winmar

South Perth Library 19 September 2019

As part of Australian Reading Hour (ARH) 2019 South Perth Libraries will be hosting Kerry-Ann Winmar for a special adults storytime.

Free Library

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