Help us ensure more kids can read this year!
The Dymocks Literary Club contributed an astonishing $33,887 to Dymocks Children's Charities through raffle ticket sales at Literary Club events in the past 12 months. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This has helped us provide a record breaking:
*41,642 books to
* 28,423 brilliant children at
*168 schools around Australia.
But there is so much more to do! The children we help often have no books of their own and accessing reading material is really hard. We provide brand new books of choice to thousands of children around Australia who would otherwise miss out.
We hope you will help support us today by making a donation. We want to ensure more children than ever before can access the tools they need to do well in school.
As the Librarian at Cherbourg State School told us in June: “Most of our students do not have books at home, and we are unable to provide home-readers due to our limited assets…I know the students and families are very grateful to have a first-class school library. I see some parents come in and just stare at the books. Some parents are illiterate themselves not having had the chance to go to school. Thank you...”
Thank you for your support. Please DONATE TODAY!
+ ‘Mental Wellbeing, reading & writing report’ National Literacy Trust UK Sept 2018. P3. Boys who read 3-5 times a week have the cognitive skills of boys 6 months older. Reading 6-7 days per week has a similar effect as being just under one year older. (University of Melbourne: Melbourne Institute Working Paper series No 17/13 2013 Reading to Young Children: A Head Start in Life? https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/research/readtoyoungchild.pdf ) & Dr Alice Sullivan, The Guardian, Sept 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/sep/16/reading-improves-childrens-brains