As most of you are aware 2012 was Australia's National Year of Reading - where libraries teamed up with many other groups and individuals to raise the profile of he importance of reading in our community. The year was a great success, and many of us involved in the year are keen to see some ongoing activity to capitalise on what was achieved last year.
Public Libraries Services as well as the SA professional association for public librarians - Public Libraries SA were founding partners for NYR & we have agreed to continue to be supporters of the Love2Read campaign which follows on from NYR.
The website for Love2Read can be found here. The site has information about ongoing activities and ways in which libraries can use the Love2Read logos and other collateral.
A quick summary document has been put together highlighting the success of 2012 & this is on the Love2Read site. But if you want to go directly to this document this is the link. A couple of interesting statistics from the summay document is that 4,000 events were registed as L2R events last year - that is about 11 events every day for a year! And for every dollar of funding provided, a benefit of $20 was generated - remarkable return on this investment!
I look forward to working with local libraries to continue to work on literacy issues and support the growth of a reading culture in our communities.