Books do­nated to PNG to im­prove lit­er­acy

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of dis­used li­brary books have been do­nated to stu­dents in Papua New Guinea by Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil.

It is the sec­ond time this year, SRC has do­nated books no longer be­ing used at four li­brary branches.

Coun­cil re­gional li­brar­ian Caro­line Smith said the do­na­tion was with­drawn book stock that had been ac­cu­mu­lat­ing since coun­cil’s last do­na­tion in Jan­uary.

“These books are no longer be­ing used by Som­er­set li­braries so we thought it would be a great op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue our sup­port for a dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­nity who can greatly ben­e­fit from the do­na­tion,” Ms Smith said.

“A va­ri­ety of books were do­nated, in­clud­ing chil­dren’s books and adult fic­tion and non-fic­tion stock.”

The books will be used at li­braries and learn­ing cen­tres in Alotau, Milne Bay Provence in PNG.

The project is over­seen and co-or­di­nated by the Papua New Guinea Aus­tralia Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

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