Book chain Dymocks has donated nearly 250 new books to Kewdale Primary School’s library.
KEWDALE Primary School’s library has been restocked with nearly 250 new books from a program designed to boost the country’s literacy rate.
The school received the books from Dymocks Children’s Charities Library Regeneration Program last week.
Dymocks Children’s Charities general manager Paul Swain said the program aimed to give more opportunities for children to be avid readers.
“We don’t rate highly in the world ranking for literacy” he said.
“We’re trying to get kids access to more books.”
Deputy principal Dilek Gulhan said the books were chosen from catalogues by the students themselves.
“A range of students had a choice in choosing the books; we’ve got fiction and non-fiction and Aboriginal books from Aboriginal authors,” she said.
“Our school is quite sport-oriented as well, so we’ve got a couple of AFLthemed books.”
More than 1200 new books worth $20,820 were delivered to six schools around Perth this week, including Kewdale’s stack valued at $3660.
Among the other recipients were Curtin Primary School in Manning.
Dymocks Children’s Charities general manager Paul Swain with Kewdale Primary Year 1 students.