Thanks to all the busi­nesses who helped fill our li­brary

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

LAST year the Port Dou­glas State School and their P&C As­soc ran the ‘I Love My Li­brary’ ini­tia­tive, a month ded­i­cated to get­ting stu­dents read­ing and gath­er­ing funds to pro­vide new books for the school’s fab­u­lous li­brary.

The brain­child of school par­ent Louise Po­lain, the whole month was a won­der­ful suc­cess. The li­brary has re­ceived 450 new and sec­ond hand books through book do­na­tions from stu­dents, fam­i­lies and the wider com­mu­nity. They have also re­ceived an­other 391 books pur­chased with do­na­tions from more than 20 lo­cal busi­nesses.

Cash do­na­tions from other busi­nesses and a Stu­dent Read-a-Thon gen­er­ated an­other $1500 which will be spent on buy­ing new books from this year’s Premier’s Read­ing Chal­lenge list.

School par­ent Jenny Ed­mond­son spent many hours search­ing for and pur­chas­ing the new books and has done an out­stand­ing job. She pur­chased a mix of non-fic­tion and fic­tion. The non-fic­tion books cover many dif­fer­ent sub­jects from meerkats to space, gar­den­ing, cook­ing, craft, cars, sci­ence, which are an in­spi­ra­tional mix of things pri­mary aged chil­dren are in­ter­ested in. She also pur­chased a large se­lec­tion of chil­dren’s cur­rent best sell­ing fic­tion books - won­der­ful sto­ries for all ages and tastes.

While the P&C and school have had a very suc­cess­ful cam­paign, they plan to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing with birth­day book do­na­tions and other events. The P&C would like to thank both Jenny and Louise for their hard work in this cam­paign and also a mas­sive THANK YOU to all the lo­cal busi­ness folk that gen­er­ously do­nated over $7000 to pur­chase the new books!

Louise Po­lain with daugh­ter Tay­lor and, at right, Jenny Ed­mond­son with her daugh­ter Katie

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