Australian Reading Hour 2018

On Thursday 20 September, we took the time to relax, learn and grow with Australian Reading Hour.

Australians across the country were encouraged to pick up a book and read for one hour on their own or with their children.

At Cockburn Libraries, we also invited borrowers to celebrate with morning tea.

Australian Reading Hour cupcakes from My Delicious Cakes
Australian Reading Hour morning tea at Yellow Raven Cafe
Australian Reading Hour morning tea at Yellow Raven Cafe
Australian Reading Hour morning tea at Yellow Raven Cafe
Australian Reading Hour cupcakes from My Delicious Cakes
Did you know… ?

  • Reading reduces stress by 68%, relieving stress more quickly than listening to music, going for a walk or having a cup of tea?
  • Reading a gripping novel causes positive biological changes in the brain that can last for days?
  • Reading to children six to seven days a week puts them almost a year ahead of those who are not being read to?
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