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who are you reading to on World Read Aloud Day on 7 March?

February 22, 2012

World Read Aloud Day is a great day to celebrate, so think who you will read aloud to, and where you will do that reading.   This day is to remind people about the importance of reading aloud for developing literacy, but also it is about fun.  No one is too old to be read to.

Some of the folk behind this blog (NSW based library workers) will be having a read aloud event on the steps of the Mitchell Library at the State Library of New South Wales, starting at 4.15pm and continuing for about half an hour.  We would like to invite you to join us – if you are in the area.  Bring anything you would like to read aloud.  We are suggesting My brilliant career, but you can read anything you like – perhaps Neil Gaiman’s twitter stream, or a post from Boing boing would also go well.  We are hoping people will form small groups and read aloud to each other for about half an hour – but you are welcome to stay longer reading if you like.

If you can’t come along and join in our read aloud session, plan your own.  Get together with friends or family and read aloud.

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You might want to post your event on the World Read Aloud Day site (just so they know that lots and lots of Australians will be participating) and on the National Year of Reading event site as well.

The hashtag for World Read Aloud Day is #readaloud (and don’t forget to include #nyr12 as well) so you can tell others how you are planning on reading aloud on 7 March.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2012 4:04 pm

    You can’t beat Winnie-the-Pooh to read aloud. The writing is prefect for it. I love this initiative – especially for grown-ups as we don’t ‘get read to’ so much any more.

  2. February 27, 2012 11:19 am

    Reading aloud is one of my favourite things! I’ll be at the Mitchell Library on the 7th. Thankfully, my plane doesn’t leave until 7pm.

  3. February 29, 2012 8:56 pm

    Hello, this is Ruby from the LitWorld team, the organization that founded World Read Aloud Day. Thank you so much for posting about World Read Aloud Day! We’d love to connect with you. might you be able to send me an email at Thanks very much!


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