Daylesford Primary School is getting started early for its fourth annual book fair in August and is calling for donations of unwanted books.
“In particular, the school is eager to increase our children’s and teenager supply,” parent and coordinator Merrilyn Sim said.
“Previous fairs have been a great success, raising much-needed funds for the school’s literacy program, so we hope that this year will be even bigger and better.”
Ms Sim said the committee had been surprised at how many books have already been delivered to the school.
“The quality of books received has been overwhelming and we are grateful for the generosity of our community.”
She said the fair is coordinated by passionate parents and teachers who believe that literacy matters.
The school is inviting everyone to come along to the book fair, grab a bargain and help raise funds that will make a difference in the teaching of literacy to young children.
A raffle prize at the book fair that is sure to attract attention is a hand-made quilt by the Spa Quilters group.
Twelve quilters from the group made the item, each quilter making a block.
“What makes it particularly special is that three of the quilters have since passed away.
The quilt is on display in the window at Theadneedle Craft Daylesford.”
For more details go to the website www.daylesps.vic.edu.au.