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‘1000 Books Before School’ gives youngsters a great start to reading

13 February 2017

Kingston Libraries is helping local children get a great start to reading thanks to the ‘1000 Books Before School’ campaign.

Kingston Mayor David Eden launched the campaign at Cheltenham Library and invited parents to get involved.

“Parents are encouraged to aim to read 1000 books to their child in the years before they start school,” Cr Eden said.

“That’s less than one story a day and will help give your child a great start to develop literacy skills and a life-long love of reading.”

The ‘1000 Books Before School’ program offers collectable stickers, stamps and a certificate to encourage young children to reach reading milestones along the ways.

Kingston Libraries is running the campaign alongside the State Library and other libraries across Victoria.

Regular activities are held at Kingston Libraries to assist parents to develop their child’s early literacy skills.

Activities include the regular Tiny Tots Rhyme Time sessions and Pre-School Storytime sessions.

For more information contact Kingston Libraries on 1300 135 668 or see kingston.vic.gov.au/library

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