Coast libraries launch book appeal for underprivileged kids
  • Wednesday 25 November 2009

Staff at Sunshine Coast Libraries have organised a Christmas book drive so underprivileged children across the Coast can enjoy the gift of literacy.

BOOKS 4 KIDS, now in its ninth year, is a joint book drive organised by Sunshine Coast Libraries, the Pyjama Foundation and the Salvation Army to spread Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around the region.

Helping out is easy:

  • Buy a new children’s book – you don’t even need to wrap it.
  • Hand it in to any Sunshine Coast Library.

Donated books will be distributed to less fortunate children by the Salvation Army and the Pyjama Foundation, which trains community volunteers – called Pyjama Angels – to read to children in foster care on a weekly basis. Not only does this give foster carers a much needed break, it helps to improve literacy levels, instils a sense of self-worth and inspires a love of learning in the children.

As well as helping a child in need in the region, anyone who donates to BOOKS 4 KIDS can name a star on the library Christmas tree.

Sunshine Coast Library Locations:
Beerwah Library Peachester Road, Beerwah. Tel: 5494 0221
Caloundra Library Omrah Avenue, Caloundra. Tel: 5491 1255
Coolum Beach Library Park Street, Coolum. Tel: 5446 3122
Kawana Library Nanyima Street, Buddina. Tel: 5444 8022
Kenilworth Library Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth. Tel: 5446 0101
Maleny Library 5 Coral Street, Maleny. Tel: 5429 6222
Maroochydore Library 44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree. Tel: 5475 8900
Nambour Library Cnr Currie and Bury Streets, Nambour. Tel: 5441 8332
Noosa Library Wallace Park, Wallace Drive, Noosaville. Tel: 5442 4411