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According to a recent poll by the National Literacy Trust almost four million children in Britain – one in three – do not own a book.
The findings are very worrying because book ownership is linked to children’s future success in life. Children who read well can often overcome other hurdles that lock their peers into a cycle of disadvantage.
Within our district we have developed a program to give children more opportunities to read and own books. We’re lucky to have access to a great number of donated children’s books.
We donate these unwanted books to local schools where the children choose a book:
- Take it home
- Read it
- Keep it
We can accommodate additional local schools in the scheme – if you’d like to get involved, please contact us.