The book-giving campaign - 2022 edition

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On the back of a wonderful outcome in 2021 Warrnambool City Council’s Library is again running the Books for Christmas campaign.

Last year the Library revived the Fletcher Jones tradition of Christmas book-giving that began in Warrnambool many decades ago.

As a result of donations received from the community, the Fletcher Jones Family Foundation and Beyond the Bell, 650 books were distributed to local families through Council’s Children and Family Services, Brophy Integrated Family Services, MPower Integrated Family Services, Orange Door, Gunditjmara Health and Bethany Community Support.

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Debbie Arnott said the community responded enthusiastically to the appeal last year and residents were encouraged to once again experience the joy of giving by donating a new book to be distributed to vulnerable children and families before Christmas.

“We all know that reading is vitally important in a child’s development.

“Through reading children enhance their language skills, expand their vocabularies, general knowledge and fire their imaginations.

“And perhaps most importantly, reading is fun!”

New books suitable for children aged up to 18 years old should be delivered to the new Warrnambool Library at 8 Kepler Street, before December 20.

Please leave gifts unwrapped so that librarians can identify a suitable recipient for your gift.

Used books cannot be accepted.