Swap books, raise funds and have fun!

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The Little Big Book Swap campaign is a fun and simple way for the people of South Australia to raise funds for a very important cause.  The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of literacy in our everyday lives and what we can all do support early childhood literacy development across SA. On Wednesday 1st of June 2016, Raising Literacy Australia will launch the campaign to the SA community, and the best part is, anyone can get involved!  

All you need to do is:

  1. Set Wednesday the 1st of June 2016 as the day to run the book swap.  P.S. - this day coincides with International Children’s Day. If date this doesn’t suit, pick another in your calendar.
  2. Invite friends/ family/colleagues/students/or members to bring a pre-loved book (novel, picture book, cookbook etc.) and a gold coin donation on the day.
  3. You can book swap over a morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea - just about anytime and anywhere! Each time a book is swapped, a gold coin donation is collected by the host.
  4. When the event finishes, make sure everyone is going home with a pre-loved book and donate the proceeds to Raising Literacy Australia’s Public Fund.

We have created a range of promotional materials to help you host an event including: Event Posters, Event Tips, FAQ’s, Book Plates, and copy of the Donation Form.

Funds raised will support the establishment of picture book libraries in vulnerable communities; the creation of new picture books for inclusion in the FREE Reading Pack program; the development of a mentoring initiative for emerging picture book illustrators and translating picture books into different languages to support culturally and linguistically diverse families.

Please direct enquiries to: Nicole Marshall, Business Development Manager, Raising Literacy Australia:  M:| 0402 296 967 E: | nicole [dot] marshall [at] raisingliteracy [dot] org [dot] au

Thanks for your support – we hope you have a successful book swap event!

Source: 
The Little Big Book Club
Author: 
Nicole Marshall
Relevant for: 
Parents/Carers
Libraries/Centres