As Dr. Seuss famously said, 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go!'
We couldn't think of a more perfect quote to explain the importance of Australian Reading Hour.
Australian Reading Hour encourages you to read for just one hour on Thursday 19 September. Pick up that book you've been wanting to read and rediscover or introduce the benefits of reading. Did you know that reading reduces stress in adults by 68%?
Reading also has amazing benefits for children. In celebration of Australian Reading Hour, Story Box Library will be providing free access to an exclusive story before it hits the library shelves! Log in with your library card to listen to Mr Chicken All Over Australia by Leigh Hobbs, read by storyteller Noni Hazlehurst.
Take part in Australian Reading Hour in one of your libraries, at home or wherever you are. Learn, escape and relax.