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Celebrate Reading! Stories, Images & Text @ the Library: National Year of Reading

Our guide to the National Year of Reading 2012 at the University of Melbourne. Free events and resources to support reading and literacy.

Program Credits

NYR Program Credits

Program coordinator: Appy Laspagis 


Events and resources produced by

The University Library - Education Team

  • Fransie Naude
  • Kat Frame
  • Mary-Louise Edwards
  • Rachel Salby
  • Tamara Skyba

Dr Pam Macintyre - Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Leanne Howard - MGSE Research Assistant

Ellen Day - University High School

Tech Zoo provided by Library Emerging Tecnologies Group

An Australian Poem a Day for the NYR

australian outback

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Celebrating the Australian National Year of Reading 2012 with a poem a day.

About the project


National Year of Reading 2012

What is the National Year of Reading 2012?

Australian libraries and library associations are behind a campaign to turn 2012 into 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. 

Check out the Events Calendar for more information on events in the community.

Get involved in the National Year of Reading

8 simple ways to celebrate the National Year of Reading


Man in deck chair reading

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  1. Read 10 minutes a day - an hour a week
  2. Restore some of that work-life balance by taking a break with a book at lunchtime
  3. Get together with friends to read and talk about your favourite books
  4. Participate in The Reading Hour  25th August 2012
  5. Read one of the 8 books from the the National Year of Reading’s 2012 Book Collection.  
  6. Check out the Junior Fiction and Picture Book Collections at the Giblin Eunson Library
  7. Join the Rowden White recreational library, on the 2nd floor of Union House.
  8. Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day 5 September 2012

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Launch Event :: Rise and Shine: a breakfast reading with our authors

coffee and book


Friday 10th August 2012.


Join us for breakfast and readings from some of our favourite authors to launch our National Year of Reading program.

Our invited authors:

  • Paul. D.Carter, MGSE Teach for Australia Associate and winner of the 2012 Australian Vogel Literary Award.
  • Professor Kevin Brophy, Lecturer in creative writing, School of Culture and Communications, poet and novelist.
  • Monica Raszewski, Liaison Librarian, Baillieu Library and winner of The R.E. Ross Trust Playwrights Script Development Award 2012.
  • Peta Freestone, Senior Programs Officer (Transition) at MSGR, PhD candidate, author and editor.

To be opened by Professor Field Rickards, Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. *Places limited*

Eventbrite - "Rise and Shine" : Breakfast with our Authors