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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.

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