Get involved in Tasmania Reads Week – March 5 to 11

Tasmanians of all ages are being encouraged to get involved in events and activities during Tasmania Reads Week.

Held from March 5 to 11, schools, libraries, authors, booksellers, publishers, community groups and others are holding events across Tasmania.

More than 70 free events will be held across the State, with plenty of opportunities to celebrate reading and the joy of storytelling as part of Tasmania Reads Week.

The week is a great opportunity to celebrate reading in fun and meaningful ways, with the chance to discover (or rediscover) a passion for reading.

There will be author talks, story walks, book launches, a ‘Crime and Wine’ event, a teddy bears’ picnic, a pyjama and pizza party with respected Aboriginal elder, Aunty Patsy Cameron AO – there is something for everyone.

Free QR code book chapters will be available on Metro buses, Jack the Jumper will be visiting schools, and the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency The Honourable Barbara Baker, will be conducting a special story time at Rosny Library.

Tasmania Reads is an initiative as part of the National Australia Reads campaign and coincides with Australian Reading Hour on March 9.

For a full list of free activities and events near you, visit the Tasmania Reads’ website.