Australian Reading Hour
On Thursday 19 September, take part in Australian Reading Hour by stopping what you’re doing for one hour and picking up a book. Discover or rediscover the benefits of reading for yourself or with your family.
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 Maitland City Library in celebrating Reading Hour by attending one of the events being held at our branches, borrowing one of the special Reading Hour Ambassadors children's books or picking up one of our reading recommendations.
Make a pledge to read for one hour on Thursday 19 September at https://readinghour.org.au/#pledge