The Timaru Herald has published an article titled 'Library helps family reading scheme' (15 Oct 2013), available here. Extracts from the article follow:
Waimate District Library is offering a supporting role in schools as part of a national framework.
The library has recently begun working with Waimate Main School with a Reading Together programme. It follows the release of the Association of Public Library Managers document - A Strategic Framework 2012-2017.
Senior librarian Tony Morton said the Reading Together programme encourages families to read together, promoting literacy and creating positive bonds between parent and child. ...
"During the sessions we have been struck by the number of families that have no reading culture and had previously not thought of the library as a place that could positively affect their family life." ...
"We in the library are passionate about reading and libraries because through their use, people contribute economically to the district by enhancing the community's ability to be more competitive and productive.
"It also helps in the area of social needs, promoting healthy, safe and resilient communities, as well as enabling communities to embrace and value our heritage, diversity and creativity."
Posted: Tuesday 15 October 2013