Australia Reads

Australia Reads
Australia Reads November logo
Australia Reads November logo

Celebrate reading this November with Australia Reads!

Thursday 12 November is the main event--Australian Reading Hour at 12.30pm. You're invited to stop what you are doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or to the others in your life.

We're also celebrating with two special activities. Join in, get inspired and find joy in books!

Speechie Library Talk

Would you like to help develop your child’s language and literacy skills?
Listening, understanding, and speaking skills are important for good literacy, and speech pathologists can help parents and carers build the right foundations.
Meet your local speech pathologist and find out more about how you can better support your child’s language and literacy development today. Bookings are essential.

  • When: 12 November, 6pm
  • Where: Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
  • Details: Visit

CBCity Australia Reads Challenge

Help us proudly celebrate Australia Reads this November. Send a recording of your child reading their favourite Aussie-authored book to a finned, feathered or furry friend before Friday 20 November.

All entrants will be invited to a premiere viewing on the big screen. 

Details: Call 9707 9856 for more details and email entries to