Australian Reading Hour Report 2018

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

In 2012, Australian libraries and library associations came together behind 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.
 
There were more than 4,000 events, $5.6 million in in-kind support, $26 million-worth of media coverage, much of it highlighting the fact that nearly half the population struggles without the literacy skills to meet the most basic demands of everyday life and work. There are 46% of Australians who can't read newspapers; follow a recipe; make sense of timetables, or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle.
 
Following on from the success of the campaign, the 15 founder partners decided to carry forward the Love2read brand into 2013, making the most of the momentum that had been created during the National Year of Reading. In 2017, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and book industry partners broadened the campaign into the Australian Reading Hour.

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Contributor
Australian Authors Society; Australian Literary Agents Association; Australian Publishers Association; Australian Booksellers Association; Australian Public Library Alliance; Better Reading; Copyright Agency
Date
2018
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia