Good Reading : August 2013
LOVE 2 READ A good book for good health The National Year of Reading might be over, but there are still many wonderful ways to share the love of reading, starting with the Love2Read campaign. A s the legacy of the 2012 National Year of Reading, the Love2Read campaign was launched this year. Its aim is to support our valuable libraries and the wider community in working toward the shared goal of Australia continuing to be a nation of readers, something gr strongly supports. Love2Read’s aim is to create a united network of reading advocates. And they want anyone who sees a Love2Read logo out there – whether at a library, business, school, or organisation – to instantly know they will find something to read, somewhere to read, or simply people who share a love of and belief in the importance of reading. The network of libraries, centres and supporters who are in partnership with Love2Read are working to raise the status and visibility of reading and literacy nationwide, to help Australians to discover and rediscover the joy of reading, www. .org.au and promote the benefits of reading and storytelling as critical life skills and catalysts for wellbeing. How can you get involved? Check out your local library and ask them what events or programs they have to celebrate Love2Read, or ask at your local school. Even local businesses can get involved and encourage their staff to share the love of reading. One way to share a love of reading is to take part in The Reading Hour on Saturday 24 August at 5pm.You could host an event, throw a party, read a story with your kids, and join all of us in celebrating this important national event! If you have a school, library or business that would like to become involved, you can find more information at love2read.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s spread the word!