National Year of Reading 2012

Did you know 46% of  Australians struggle without the literacy skills to meet the most basic demands of everyday life and work? Australian libraries are behind a campaign to turn 2012 into the National Year of Reading. We’ll be running some great programs and events throughout the year and look forward to working together on raising the literacy standards of our community.

The NYR begins with the opportunity for you to vote for the book that you think should represent Victoria as one of the eight on our national recommended reading list for 2012.

Here is the  shortlist of the eight Victorian books for you to vote. Voting closes on the 6th January 2012, with the winning books announced at the launch on the NYR on 14 February 2012 at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. Click on the book to vote:

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