Books in (Burnie) Homes

Books in (Burnie) Homes

Burnie Works is excited to announce that the term 2 Book Giving Ceremonies for the Books in Homes program are well under way and are set to wrap up at schools next week.

The Burnie Books in Homes initiative supports the development of a love of reading by providing students in Burnie public primary schools and Child and Family Learning Centres with Launching into Learning programs, with 3 books of choice in Term 1, 2 and 4 of the school year.

Term 2 Book Giving Ceremonies began last week, with excited children receiving their book bag containing 3 books of choice, as well as a bookmark and important information aimed at educating children and families about the library.

The program aims to make books available to all children in Burnie to empower young people to develop a love of reading, prepare for school and develop reading skills for life.

Burnie Works provided seed funding in 2021 as well as Term 1 and 2 this year to run Books in Homes for children attending primary school and Launch into Learning programs in Burnie, with additional funding provided by Communities for Children Burnie – Catholic Care for 2022.

Burnie Works are looking for partners to help fund Books in Homes in 2023 and beyond to provide books of choice to families and children, ensuring a crucial early literacy engagement and the development of reading skills needed for lifelong success. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more:

We would like to acknowledge and thank our partners who have helped to deliver the Books in Homes program in Burnie in 2021/22 – the Department of Education Tasmania, Natone, Ridgley, Havenview, Montello, Romaine Park, Burnie and Cooee Primary Schools, Burnie Child and Family Centre, Libraries Tasmania – Burnie and Communities for Children – Catholic Care.