Following a hugely successful first year in the UK, Read Hour, a Finnish literacy initiative supported by Moomin Characters, is returning on 8th September.
Want to get involved? All you need to do is spend just one hour on September 8th reading, whether that be a book, magazine, or comic book – everything is encouraged!
A range of Read Hour resources are available here for bookshops, schools, and libraries who would like to take part in the initiative.
This year we have also created lesson plans for teachers to use, they can be found here.
The official Read Hour will be held at 2pm-3pm, but anyone unable to take part then is encouraged to hold their own Read Hour at any time that suits them on 8th September. Reading alone and reading together with a family member, friend, classmates or colleagues are equally encouraged. Anyone taking part should share a photo of themselves or the book they are reading on social media using the hashtag #ReadHourUK.