Australian Reading Hour

14 Sep 2018

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. We want Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. 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.

Join us at the Library for a reading by library staff.

 2pm Judy Nunn - The House on the Hill - Adults

  • A spine tingling short story from the pen of bestselling novelist Judy Nunn.  Hill Street - such a respectable address in a respectable suburb of West Hobart - the perfect place of residence for Professor Jameson and his wife and sons.  But the neighbours are becoming concerned.  Eileen Jameson and the boys haven't been seen for quite some time........when a gruesome discovery points the finger, quite literally, at the Professor's house, Inspector Max Carruthers and Detective Sergeant Lucas Matthews come knocking at the door.  It's a day they will never forget......

2:30pm Morris Gleitzman - The Tortoise and the Hare - Children

  • Vic didn't slow down when he reached the pet shop.  Please don't stutter, he thought as he thudded into the counter.  Please don't stutter, please don't stutter.