National Year of Reading launch

NationalYearofReadinglogoPlease join us for the official Victorian launch of the National Year of Reading 2012.

The National Year of Reading will be launched by the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Ted Baillieu MP. Social commentator, author and demographer Bernard Salt will issue the call for action with a lively presentation on why literacy is vital for society and the state of literacy in Victoria. Reading promotion expert Henk Kraima from the Netherlands will provide inspiration and ideas on building a culture of reading.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Experimedia, State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Free event. Please book online at Early bookings are recommended.


Henk Kraima will join local reading advocates at a series of forums in regional Victoria to kickstart great ideas for the National Year of Reading. This is a unique opportunity to meet an international expert in reading promotion and connect with other reading and literacy professionals, including library staff, teachers, booksellers, writers, publishers and community literacy specialists.

Please visit the links below for more information and to book online. Early bookings are recommended.

Geelong, 16 February 2012, 1-4 pm:
Bendigo, 21 February 2012, 1-4 pm:
Sale, 23 February 2012, 1-4 pm:



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