Canberra Kids Love2Read

Saturday, 5 May 2012

It was such a pleasure to be involved in this glorious local NYR12 initiative. Read on . . .

Year one students from six of Canberra’s public primary schools are participating in the Canberra Kids Love2 Read program, a Libraries ACT initiative as part of the National Year of Reading 2012.

The National Year of Reading promotes literacy and encourages a love of books and reading. This program has been developed to encourage reading in younger students as well as the habit of visiting the library.

The program, which commenced in March 2012, includes monthly library visits by each of the schools, during which the students get to participate in a fun, educational activities as well as have the opportunity to borrow items from the library.

During the program, each participating student will receive a special pack including a library bag and book for them to keep – many of these books have been kindly donated by publishers via National Year of Reading ACT Ambassador, Tania McCartney.

Development of the Canberra Kids Love2Read program has been in collaboration with the ACT Directorate of Education and Training and is proudly supported by FE Technologies who have provided sponsorship for the program.

Libraries ACT would like to thank the following people for their kind donations, and for their support for this important NYR12 event.

Hardie Grant Egmont

Pan Macmillan


Walker Books Australia

New Frontier

Wilkins Farago

Ford Street Publishing

Hachette Children's Books


National Library of Australia

Tania McCartney

Kids Book Review
KBR kindly donated a large collection of brand new review copies, appropriate for grade one children.

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