Wilkins Farago a Partner of the National Year of Reading 2012

We are very excited to announce that Wilkins Farago is now an official Partner of the National Year of Reading 2012.

The campaign was established by Australian libraries and library associations to turn 2012 into the National Year of Reading. They intend to link together all the great things that are already happening around books, reading and literacy, and give them an extra boost, with inspirational programs and events taking place across the country.

The Campaign Manifesto:

Nearly half the population struggles without the literacy skills to meet the most basic demands of everyday life and work. There are 46% of Australians who can’t read newspapers; follow a recipe; make sense of timetables, or understand the instructions on a medicine bottle.

Libraries will be partnering with government, the media, writers, schools, publishers, booksellers, employers, child care providers, health professionals and a whole host of other organisations that share our passion for reading.

We are proud to support the campaign and strongly feel that literacy is one of the most important gifts we can give our kids.

Wilkins Farago have also published  Fay Tran’s book, Teaching Kids to Read, which focuses on teaching through the simple, effective and proven method of phonics.

National Year of Reading events already taking place include the Inaugural Story Exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park opening on Saturday 19th of November, which we’re sponsoring. There will also be a national touring exhibition of Alison Lester’s delightful illustrations from her book Are We There Yet? as well as arts festivals, national book groups, writing competitions and lots more! Visit the NYR events calendar for more details.

Revisit our blog to learn about Wilkins Farago’s own National Year of Reading projects in the coming months.