Read Hour

The joy of reading.

A campaign challenges everyone to read for an hour on the 8th of September.

Let’s read more together!

Read Hour celebrates the joy of reading on 8th September. Spend just one hour of your day reading, whether that be a book, magazine or comic book – everything is encouraged. Share your best reading tips and encourage everybody to join on social media with hashtags #ReadHour and #ReadHourUK.

Moominvalley available for free to celebrate Read Hour

The Invisible Child episode, produced by Gutsy Animations will be available to watch for free via Sky Kids’ YouTube channel from 8th-11th September to celebrate Read Hour.
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Let’s celebrate Read Hour

Read Hour is celebrated in many cities and many countries on the 8th of September. Here we have listed some of the events that are taking place.
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The President of Finland: “There is a growing demand for open-mindedness and empathy in the world today.”

President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö is the Patron of the Read Hour Literacy Campaign 2022.
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From World Book Day to the Summer Reading Challenge, literary initiatives are rife. Is there room for more?

Read Hour is a literacy initiative with the wonderfully simple objective of motivating people to read a book, a magazine, a comic, on UN International Literacy Day for just one hour.
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