Mackay: State winners!

Congratulations Paint Mackay REaD, who in partnership with F5F at Mackay library, won the Queensland Local Government Authority Award for outstanding community service for their Berky Birthday Books.

The Mackay team celebrating their award at the Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference Dinner last Thursday.

Our new Patron!

We are delighted to announce that Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley is our new Patron.

Mrs Hurley writes:

I am delighted to become Patron of Paint the Town REaD.

There are few things I am more passionate about than encouraging our young people to read, sing and rhyme. Many of us take these foundational skills for granted but it is far too common for children to arrive at school without the skills necessary to make the most of their early education. That is why Paint the Town REaD’s efforts are so critical. The more we encourage parents, carers and communities to read with children the better off they will be as individuals and we will be as a country.

I’m looking forward to supporting your cause and celebrating your efforts over the next five years. 

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