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Today is World Read Aloud day!

Posted March 07, 2012 in category General by Rebecca Parker

When was the last time you curled up with a good book?Flickr: pandora_6666

Today is World Read Aloud day, which is all about celebrating the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another. Humans have a long and rich history of storytelling that dates back to well before we discovered written communication.

All through 2012, we're celebrating the National Year of Reading, which aims to inspire Australians to rediscover (or discover for the first time) the joy of reading. You may have heard that 2012 also marks 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens, who is considered one of the greatest English-language novelists of all time.

We have recreational reading available for you at each campus library, and we encourage you to search the Library and find something to suit you. And it doesn't have to be Dickens---we have everything from Twilight to Truman Capote.

Join the celebrations!

Image credit: flickr/pandora_6666

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