Extra, Extra - Read all about it...

19 August 2010

Extra, extra books are exactly what the Compass team needs so that hundreds of young children can read all about it.

During book week (August 21st - 27th) we're asking you to donate readers and chapter books appropriate for students in kindergarten through to year six. Book week is the longest running children's festival in Australia and it provides a great opportunity to spark and nurture a love of reading and books.

For some of our partner schools having access to an adequate range of books for their students to read can be difficult, so they have asked Compass to help them source books for their libraries.

Fostering a connection to reading, story telling and rich text is paramount for improving children's literacy. For low-progress readers, having books with themes that interest them is an excellent way to build their love of reading, so the more books the children have to choose from, the more exciting reading will be.

Book Drive - Can you help?

Where to donate: Baxter's Lodge (FO2), University Avenue
Where to donate: Baxter's Lodge (FO2), University Avenue

We need good quality (new and pre-loved) picture books, readers and chapter books suitable for students aged 5-12.

Books can be dropped off:
Monday 23rd August - Friday 27th August9am - 5pm

Baxter's Lodge (FO2)
University Avenue
(the entrance near Victoria Park on Parramatta Rd)

For any further information contact Caroline O'Neill at

Contact: Caroline O'Neill

Phone: 02 8627 8515

Email: 0d1044350f07091f4c261711001b340c2103321a0f0c1c2f0c34640c2d