Community Libraries Update - 2017

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As a result of Raising Literacy Australia's (RLA)  yearly fundraising activities, community organisation’s across South Australia can apply for a “Community Library” to support families they are working with. The libraries consist of an IKEA bookcase, over 350 quality picture and board books and a folder of educational resources to promote early literacy development.

Organisation’s can apply online and the libraries are currently allocated on a quarterly basis. Each library is valued at $1000 and provides young children with additional access to quality books outside of the home environment to encourage regular play, conversations, singing and reading. 

Community Library Recipients

2016/2017

  • Darlington Children’s Centre
  • Balaklava Community Children’s Centre
  • Inner North Community Health Service, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Region
  • Parafield Gardens Children’s Centre
  • St Josephs – OLSH
  • Mypolonga Primary School
  • Parks Children’s Centre (Uniting Care Wesley & Paint the Parks READ)
  • Centacare Catholic Services, Mt Gambier

2017/2018

  • Relationships Australia (SA) Port Adelaide
  • Ngura Yadurirn Children Centre, Ceduna
  • Gawler & District College B-12 Children’s Centre
  • Strong Start, Noarlunga

 

Smaller libraries have also been donated to the Anglicare Staying Connected Program, Junction Community Centre and the Zahra Foundation to support their programs.

 

Testimonial

“The library provides positive role modelling and highlights the importance of reading books to children as well as fostering a genuine love of books to enhance future engagement in education. Our aim is that this library will continue to grow and become a sustainable part of our program”. - Centacare Family Connections Program, Mount Gambier, South Australia

 

For Further Information

Nicole Marshall
Director, Business Development,
Raising Literacy Australia
nicole [dot] marshall [at] raisingliteracy [dot] org [dot] au
(08) 8331 3095 | 0402 296 967

Michelle Littleboy,
Community Programs Officer
Raising Literacy Australia
michelle [dot] littleboy [at] raisingliteracy [dot] org [dot] au
(08) 8331 3095 | 0412 564 565

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