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National Year of Reading

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Deakin University Library is proudly supporting the National Year of Reading 2012.

The National Year of Reading 2012 is about children learning to read and keen readers finding new sources of inspiration. It's about supporting reading initiatives while respecting the oral tradition of storytelling. It's about helping people discover and rediscover the magic of books. And most of all, it's about Australians becoming a nation of readers.

The National Year of Reading is a large collaborative project - joining public, state and academic libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners and the public to realise these aims. The joint efforts of many organisations will, over this year, help Australians increase their reading confidence, literacy, IT literacy, vocabulary and general knowledge. You can read more about the campaigns being run at the National Year of Reading.

Student poetry competition - winners announced soon!

Our Student Poetry competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.

The poems will now be judged and our winners announced shortly.

You will be able to read some of the great entries we received, which will be published soon on our website along with the winning entries.

Children's Literacy Forum

Deakin University Library invites early childhood and primary educators, academics, students and community members to a children's literacy forum.

Four literacy advocates, including renowned author Tony Wilson and expert literacy educator Dr. Louise Paatsch, and librarians Maryanne Hyde and Christine Oughtred, will present their views on the development of language skills and understanding through shared reading.

Our speakers

  • Dr. Louise Paatsch - Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Deakin University
  • Tony Wilson - Renowned children's author and literacy advocate
  • Maryanne Hyde - Manager, Lifelong Learning, Geelong Regional Library
  • Christine Oughtred - Deakin University Library (and CBCA Regional Director)

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Tuesday 23 October 2012
5.30 pm for a 5.45 pm start
Percy Baxter lecture theatre - D2.193

FREE event

Registrations essential at

Contact: Christine Oughtred at

Refreshments available in the Geelong Waterfront Campus Library from 5.00 pm (Building D, Level 3)

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