A chance to escape during Australian Reading Hour

Thousands of Australians will take time out to read for an hour on Thursday. 20 September, perhaps on their own, or with family and friends, or even at one of the many activities being held in libraries across Australia

Stack of books – SilverSalt PhotographyReading helps reduce stress by 68%, and reading a gripping novel is known to cause positive biological changes in the brain that can last for days.

Hawkesbury Library Service encourages you to “take the time to pick up a book and read for one hour on your own or with your children, for Australian Reading Hour”., according to Library Co-ordinator Joanne Russo.

“Our libraries run many reading related activities all year round including author talks, Book Clubs, children’s story-times and rhyme-times, and National Simultaneous Storytime,” she said.

“The Australian Reading Hour is the one event in which everyone can participate. It’s for all ages and interests and you can do it at any time of the day or night. We would love the Hawkesbury community to either rediscover, or introduce themselves to, the many benefits of reading.

“Take the time to learn, grow, escape and relax this Australian Reading Hour, by visiting one of our libraries and borrowing your next good read. If you don’t have time to join us on 20 September, come in and borrow a book for later or you can browse and borrow our online ebooks from the comfort of your home by visiting our eLibrary.”

The eLibrary is available at https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/library/elibrary. Visit Hawkesbury Central Library at 300 George Street, Windsor or Richmond Branch Library at 29 West Street, Richmond.

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