Archive for the ‘National Year of Reading 2012’ Category

The Reading Hour: 24 Aug

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Reading Hour aims to highlight the benefits of reading to people of all age groups. But in particular it encourages parents and caregivers to ‘share a book with their child for 10 minutes a day – one hour a week – to give them the gift of reading.’ This year ...

Top 10 Aussie books: winners!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Announced last night! The top 10 Aussie Books for 2012: Cloudstreet - Tim Winton The Book Thief - Markus Zusak A Fortunate Life - A.B. Facey The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay The Harp in the South - Ruth Park Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas The Secret River ...

National Year of Reading wrapup event

Friday, November 16th, 2012

On Monday 12 November I was very fortunate to attend the legacy event for the National Year of Reading, held at the National Library of Australia, where the National Year of Reading was launched way back in February this year. Did you know that organisers expected/planned for about 1000 events over the year, ...

Cry in November

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

  Well hopefully not too much... We know it's almost exams, we know it's near the end of the academic year. Is it appropriate that the National Year of Reading monthly theme for November is cry? But crying is good for the soul...and you can cry tears of joy.                       Crying (CC) BY by apenny

NYR: more library staff book reviews

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It's end of semester, but we are still celebrating the National Year of Reading. Strathfield Library love to read and share their reading with you. Earlier in the year we posted some other Strathfield campus library reviews. Here are some more! 1932 – Gerald Stone 'Possibly the best and certainly the most engaging, ...

Explore in October

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

It's October, and The National Year of Reading monthly theme is explore. Such a huge wide subject. Where to start? You could explore, read and research for your next holiday? Read some science fiction to explore another world? Explore a new technology...what's Pinterest about for instance? The semester is rapidly closing, so we are suggestions ...

Food for thought

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

    A perfect theme for the first month of Spring- this month we grow! The National Year of Reading blog post for Grow is full of great ideas, and asks some great questions like: How has your reading changed as you grow? Does your reading help you to grow? Speaking of questions, look out for displays ...

Guess who?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

    As part of the August theme of 'question' - North Sydney Library staff are running a guess who competition... It's simple Go into the North Sydney Library guess the four faces you may win a small prize (winner announced at the end of August)                  

Brisbane questions

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  We continue to celebrate the National Year of Reading and to use the NYR's monthly themes as a basis for some great discussions and displays. August is time to question and if you go into any of our campus libraries you will see displays and presentations around this theme. From August/September onwards ...


Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

  The National Year of Reading monthly theme for August is 'question' - which really is at the heart of university life and study isn't it? Our ACU graduate attributes list the type of graduate that ACU aspires to produce, and much of the emphasis is on enquiry and questioning. The ACU Mission ...