City of South Perth asks residents to buy a book for a child in need this Xmas


Library staff Kerrin Brown, Tamara Lampard, Margot Dunnet and Kim Oeij.
Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d461771
Library staff Kerrin Brown, Tamara Lampard, Margot Dunnet and Kim Oeij. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d461771

CITY of South Perth residents have been asked to help children in need this Christmas by donating books at the South Perth and Manning libraries.

The City of South Perth has registered for the fifth time to take part in The Smith Family’s book appeal charity campaign.

Residents can donate at the libraries until December 2 by placing a new or near new unwrapped book with a tag for appropriate age range under a Wishing Tree.

City of South Perth library services manager Narelle Paisley said she was excited that the council was supporting the appeal.

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“We are encouraging people to come into the library and donate even just one book,” she said.

“That would help bring joy to a child during Christmas.”

Ms Paisley said the council got involved in the program in 2012 because it was the National Year of Reading and they wanted to help lift literacy standards.

“Thanks to the community, we had a successful first year and so we decided to continue; we’ve had more than 3500 books donated over the first four years,” she said.

“We are extremely inspired that The Smith Family are trying to deliver 30,000 books to children in need.”

For more details, visit www.the smithfamily.com.au.