You can buy a book for a child in need

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

CITY of South Perth residents have been asked to help chil­dren in need this Christ­mas by do­nat­ing books at the South Perth and Man­ning li­braries.

The City of South Perth has reg­is­tered for the fifth time to take part in The Smith Fam­ily’s book ap­peal char­ity cam­paign.

Residents can do­nate at the li­braries un­til De­cem­ber 2 by plac­ing a new or near new un­wrapped book with a tag for ap­pro­pri­ate age range un­der a Wish­ing Tree.

City of South Perth li­brary ser­vices man­ager Narelle Pais­ley said she was ex­cited that the coun­cil was sup­port­ing the ap­peal.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come into the li­brary and do­nate even just one book,” she said.

“That would help bring joy to a child dur­ing Christ­mas.”

Ms Pais­ley said the coun­cil got in­volved in the pro­gram in 2012 be­cause it was the Na­tional Year of Read­ing and they wanted to help lift lit­er­acy stan­dards.

“Thanks to the com­mu­nity, we had a suc­cess­ful first year and so we de­cided to con­tinue; we’ve had more than 3500 books do­nated over the first four years,” she said.

“We are ex­tremely in­spired that The Smith Fam­ily are try­ing to de­liver 30,000 books to chil­dren in need.”

For more de­tails, visit www.the smith­fam­

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d461771

Li­brary staff Ker­rin Brown, Ta­mara Lam­pard, Margot Dun­net and Kim Oeij.

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