Called Better Beginnings Plus, the new program aims to make reading fun and accessible for local children in their founding years of schooling.
Under the program children will receive free reading packs, including a book, a poster, a library bag, a reading folder and a booklet for children to record their reading experiences and a list of recommended children’s books.
Families in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River will also have the opportunity to visit the Margaret River Library to borrow Discovery Backpacks as part of the program.
The backpacks include picture books, books and CDs, puppets, games and advice for parents to support shared reading at home.
For further information on the Better Beginnings Program in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River please contact Librarian Rachael Drummond on 9780 5602.
The Better Beginnings Plus program is run by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto.