Painting Liverpool REaD to engage children in literacy

Liverpool Council is joining a group of literacy-minded organisations to Paint Liverpool REaD.

Mayor Wendy Waller said boxes of books are being placed in waiting rooms and reception areas in venues throughout Liverpool thanks to the program.

“We hope children will pick them up with their families and read them as they wait for their appointments,” Mayor Waller said.

“Sharing books is so important for a child’s development and we want to give parents every opportunity we can to get their children reading.

“When parents read, talk, play and sing with their child every day from birth, they offer them a great start in life and set them up for greater learning outcomes as they grow and develop.

“Paint Liverpool REaD is coordinated by a working group made up of staff from various family and children’s services in Liverpool.

“Parents can find the book boxes in Westfield Liverpool, Liverpool Police Station and the Liverpool Branch of Services to name just a few."

To donate books or host a book box contact Andrea Giunta on 8783 0951 or Andrea.giunta1@det.nsw.edu.au.