Fremantle City Library invites you to the launch of the National Year of Reading


The National Year of Reading is about turning Australia into a nation of readers. Nearly half of all Australians (46%) don’t have the literary skills needed to cope with everyday life and work according to a national survey. During 2012, the National Year of Reading, we aim to improve this statistic. Join us as we discover and rediscover the joy of reading.
Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt will officially launch Fremantle’s National Year of Reading program with special guests:

Susanna Iuliano sharing stories from Fremantle’s Italians: a glimpse into the past (uno sguardo nel passato…)

Heather Zubek interviewing Andrew Relph on his recently released book Not drowning, reading

Date: 14 February 2012
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Venue: outdoor reading room (King’s Square)

RSVP: 7 February 2012 (08) 9432 9766 or

Stay and enjoy a delicious morning tea, meet the authors or simply relax and read in the outdoor reading room