“Glenorchy Reads”: reading help for all ages and abilities

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THE Glenorchy 26TEN community will launch a new reading campaign called ‘Glenorchy Reads’ in May, aimed at improving reading skills among all ages and abilities.

Anyone can get involved in the Glenorchy Reads campaign, which will promote reading through a series of activities highlighting free reading, writing and math support in the Glenorchy municipality.

One of the first events in the campaign will be the popular National Simultaneous Storytime.

National Simultaneous Storytime is held each year, with families across Australia reading the same book together at the same time.

Mayor Bec Thomas will read this year’s title – ‘Family Tree’ by Josh Pyke – at the Glenorchy Library at 11am on Wednesday 25 May.

“One in two Tasmanians currently do not have the reading, writing or math capacity to function well in today’s world,” Mayor Thomas said.

“Improving these skills provides opportunities for a person to better manage their own health, thrive in their job, support children and family with school, or be safer at work.”

With National Volunteer Week coming up in May, anyone interested in supporting local community members to improve their reading, writing or math skills by becoming a volunteer literacy tutor should get in contact with Glenorchy City Council.

Businesses, Community services and clubs keen to get involved in Glenorchy Reads are also strongly encouraged to get in touch.

“This campaign is about the whole community embracing the importance of improving reading, writing and math skills,” Mayor Thomas said.

“We want local businesses, community services, clubs and individuals to get involved.

“Whether you can host an event, improve literacy support for your staff or volunteer as a literacy tutor – we want you!”

Glenorchy Reads will run until the end of 2022. To find out more, visit the Glenorchy Council website or facebook.com/GlenorchyReads, or phone Terri Maher on 6216 6800.

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