Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Talking Reading

Talking Reading takes a fascinating look at the reading journey from birth to young adulthood.

Hear how children become literate, learn ways to inspire them to reach their reading potential at any age, and meet some of Australia's leading children's authors, illustrators and literacy experts along the way.

Hosted by author and broadcaster Tony Wilson and co-presented with author-illustrator Sally Rippin and librarian Paula Kelly, the Talking Reading series includes:

  • profiles and reviews with authors and illustrators including Alison Lester, Leigh Hobbs, Cath Crowley and Kelly Gardiner, and
  • expert contributions on literacy and reading initiatives from Sarah Mayor-Cox, Daniel Donahoo, Kim Kane, Adele Walsh and others.

You can download some Talking Reading highlights below, or listen to the full program on ABC Pool.