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Paint The Booka REaD Launch

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Herb Graham Community Centre (Billabong Room)

38 Ashbury Crescent

Mirrabooka, WA 6061

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We would like to invite you to the Launch of Paint the Booka REaD. Paint the Town REaD is a national literacy awareness campaign that involves the community in promoting and supporting reading, rhyming, talking, writing and drawing with young children in our community.

Paint the Booka REaD is operating through the Mirrabooka Early Years Community Group and includes the suburbs of:

Alexander Heights, Marangaroo, Koondoola and Girrawheen (City of Wanneroo)

Mirrabooka, Balga, Nollamara and Westminster (City of Stirling)

The scheme promotes reading talking, rhyming, writing and drawing with children, with a focus on 0-5 year olds.

It involves all sectors of the community with key messages such as “Have you read to your child today”.

The launch will provide key community people with information about how it will operate and how they can be involved. An “egg” will travel throughout the community where young children will help it to grow by talking to it, singing and reading to it.

Eventually the egg hatches and this will the birth of the Booka mascot.

Key features of the program are:

· Book boxes in key locations including businesses in the community. Families can take books and donate books. Book boxes will have community information including activities at their local libraries.

· Red paint splotches that signify a reading location

· Reading events throughout the year

· The mascot will be available to visit childcare centres, schools and places where children can be encouraged to read and listen to stories

· Other activities in accordance with community ideas and demand


Our aim is to improve literacy outcomes for children in our community.

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Herb Graham Community Centre (Billabong Room)

38 Ashbury Crescent

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