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Warm Winter Read

Reading is vital to a healthier, happier, more connected nation. The significant benefits of reading for pleasure include reducing depression, loneliness and dementia, and increasing empathy, self-esteem and awareness of other cultures.

The Warm Winter Read aims to encourage adult readers (16+) across Victoria to create healthy reading habits by tracking the days participants read over June, July, and August 2024. As the temperature drops, we want you to make time for yourself and your chosen story every day.

It’s easier to find time to read than you think. Listen to an audiobook on your commute to work, walking the dog, or while completing household chores; swap scrolling time for reading time; or simply replace one episode of a binge-watch with a chapter (or two) of a great book.

We’ll even help you find your next great read by celebrating 40 fantastic books recommended by authors you love!

While reading is its own reward, you’ll also be in the running to win some great bookish prizes!

The Warm Winter Read campaign will run between 1 June and 31 August 2024. Watch this space and our socials for more information.

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