Australian Reading Hour

5 September 2019

The Australian Reading Hour is an important annual campaign encouraging Australians of all ages to read for one hour.

On Thursday 19 September, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book.

Rediscover or introduce yourself to the benefits of reading and take the time to learn, grow, escape and relax.

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.

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