BOOK stocks at local libraries in the Southern Grampians and Glenelg Shires are set to be boosted.
It follows the latest allocation of funding from the State Government’s $1 million Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund.
Member for Lowan, Hugh Delahunty said the funding would allow libraries to add new books in the lead-up to next year’s reading challenge.
More than 231,000 young Victorian participated in this year’s challenge, combing to read more than four million books.
Mr Delahunty said Victoria had a world class public library network and the Victorian Government is intent on improving library services and facilities across the state.
“The Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Fund is an excellent initiative which has helped to increase participation in reading,” Mr Delahunty said.
Full story in the Spectator on Saturday, December 21, 2013