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Success story for Gunnedah students

31 July, 2019

A Gunnedah program to encourage youngsters to dive into the world of books is continuing its success with another group of students achieving milestones.

The Gunnedah Shire Library’s 1000 Books After School program is designed to continue the good reading habits inspired by the library’s 1000 Books Before School initiative.

It is open to all primary-school aged children, who can join at any time during the year.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, who presented milestone certificates recently, said the program helped students improve their literacy.

“This is a fun way for students to get a head start in learning to read and write,” Cr Chaffey said.

“The target of 1000 books might seem huge, but it can be easily achieved with a little effort.

“As well as having certificates they can take pride in, students will be introduced to a 1000 worlds within 1000 different books. That can only mean great things for their imagination and their literacy.”

About 40 people attended the recent presentation where 14 children reached the 50 books milestone, 11 reached the 100 book milestone, 16 reached the 250 milestone, and two children received certificates for reading 800 books.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact us on 6740 2190.

Photo caption: Mayor Jamie Chaffey with Emley Jones, Hala Daher, Chloe Alloway, Lujie Cao, Wesley Law, Dominic Alloway, Lachlan Alloway, Dylan Ryman, Calvin Law and Heidi Ryman at the 1000 Books After School presentation.

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Media Contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.