A new street library providing books for children and families has opened in Moss Vale outside of KU Donkin Preschool.
The Children’s Street Library, which was set up by the preschool, has provided members of the Moss Vale and Southern Highlands community with the opportunity to donate and borrow books as they see fit.
“Engaging with books provides so many benefits to young children and helps to foster a love of storytelling and reading which will be valuable for them as they move into primary school and beyond.”- KU Donkin director Karen Hayes
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KU Donkin director Karen Hayes said the preschool was pleased to be able to provide the library service to the community.
“We had a wonderful time celebrating the official opening of our Street Library and we are excited to be able to share our love of books with our children and the local community,” Ms Hayes said.
“Engaging with books provides so many benefits to young children and helps to foster a love of storytelling and reading which will be valuable for them as they move into primary school and beyond,” she said.
The street library was built by preschool parent Matthew Waldron who was given the honour of cutting the official ribbon at the opening with special help from his daughter Evelyn.
“Our children, families and staff came together to celebrate the opening, with families donating books to help get the library started. We finished the event by enjoying celebratory cupcakes together,” Ms Hayes said.
“We are looking forward to seeing the range of books in the Street Library to continue to expand over time and we are sure it will be a hit with the local community,” she said.
Established in 1895, KU Children’s Services is one of Australia’s leading providers of early childhood education and care. KU offers 140 services and programs for more than 13,000 children and their families each year.
- KU Donkin provides early childhood education for children aged 3 to 5 years. For more information and enrolments, contact pre-school director Karen Hayes on 4868 1737.
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