Give kids the gift of reading this Christmas
  • Friday 13 November 2020
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Sunshine Coast Council Libraries are committed to making literacy and recreational reading opportunities available to everyone in our community through their annual Books4Kids Christmas appeal.

From November 16 to December 11 the community is encouraged to donate new children’s or young adult fiction and non-fiction books to their local Sunshine Coast library branch.

The books will then be distributed by local charities to families in need, in time for Christmas. 

Being surrounded by books they own helps children build vocabulary, increase awareness and comprehension, and expand horizons.

A recent study conducted by The National Literacy Trust in the United Kingdom displays the disparities between children who own books and those who do not. The study found that book-wielding children were six times more likely to read above their grade level.

Help Sunshine Coast Libraries ensure all homes across the region have access to their own books by supporting the 2020 Books4Kids appeal.

For more information head to the library website, library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au