GEORGE NEWS - George Herald and the community initiative, GET (Group Editors Together), supported World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday 5 February. George Herald and GET Reading delivered books to Klouter Kabouter Crèche in New Dawn Park where early childhood development expert Werna Pretorius and Managing Editor Ilse Schoonraad read to the Grade Rs.
But one day in the year is not enough and therefore the George Herald GET Reading project works hard throughout the year to cultivate a love of reading in young kids.
GET Reading is currently kitting out and decorating a reading centre for the ACVV in Parkdene and is eager to showcase ALL the many reading programmes in George. We would love to help promote your efforts and GET more books, hands, readers and sponsors for your programme.
Contact Ilse Schoonraad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George libraries also celebrated World Read Aloud Day by reading at schools and crèches.
The story they chose to read to the youngsters was A day to remember.
The library joined Nali'bali (isiXhosa for "here's the story"), a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign. It seeks to spark and embed a culture of reading across South Africa, so that reading, writing and sharing stories - in all South African languages - can be part of everyday life.
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