Magazine article Practical Literacy

The National Year of Reading 2012

Magazine article Practical Literacy

The National Year of Reading 2012

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Australian libraries and library associations are behind a campaign to turn 2012 into the National Year of Reading, linking together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and giving them an extra boost, with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country.

Libraries are partnering with government, the media, writers, schools, publishers, booksellers, employers, child care providers, health professionals and a whole host of other organisations that share our passion for reading.

Our message is that it doesn't matter what you read--romance and adventure are just as relevant as a classic novel. Everyone can start their reading journey with content that they find interesting and engaging. The story can be in any format--books, e-books, novellas, magazines, screen games. And it doesn't have to be a story. Non-fiction is fine too, and then there's poetry, graphic novels, newspapers, song lyrics.

The National Year of Reading 2012 is about children learning to read and keen readers finding new sources of inspiration. …

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