Book swap closes the gap
More than 1000 pre-loved books have been donated to The Great Book Swap event at Denmark’s Spirit of Play Community School on Inlet Drive.
The fundraising event is an initiative by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which aims to raise money to buy appropriate books for indigenous children in remote Australian communities.
Denmark’s Spirit of Play Community School literacy teacher and event organiser Serena Kirby said the event would be the biggest book swap ever held in Denmark.
“With only 35 per cent of indigenous children in remote areas being able to read by Year 5 compared to 95 per cent of non-indigenous city children of the same age, bridging the literacy gap is paramount in creating opportunities for these children for the future,” she said.
“Anyone can come along to the The Great Book Swap and you don’t need to have a book to swap to be part of it — just make a gold coin donation for every book you want to take.
“The vast selection includes hundreds of beautiful children’s books, coffee table books, as well as an abundance of quality adult and young adult novels.”
The event will be held next Wednesday, 3pm to 4pm, and next Saturday, 10am to 2pm.
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