Singleton Youth Venue is celebrating Australian Reading Hour.
On Thursday, September 14 at 4-5pm, the team are going to stop what they’re doing for one hour and get lost in books.
Venue staff and others from Singleton Council will take turns reading a book for ages 0-5 years, 5-10 year, 10-15 years and 15+ years with an open invitation for the audience to join on stage and act it all out as they read.
Everyone is welcome to come dressed in their PJs or as their favourite book character, and chill on a range of rugs, bean bags, and lounges.
Staff will provide tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Milo, and biscuits for all.
Children, young people, adults and community members of all ages are welcome to attend the event.
Australian Reading Hour is a national enterprise to get Australians of all ages to rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading.
Reading has been shown to help with identity formation in children, setting them up for success in the future.
In adults, it has been shown to reduce stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk, or having a cup of tea.
Australian Reading Hour encourages booksellers, libraries, and teachers to organise reading events, coordinate author events, promote the initiative instore and on social media with #brbReading, promote their favourite Australian books.
Singleton Youth Venue is located on the corner of Pitt and Bathurst streets, for more information call 02 6571 4687.