In disadvantaged homes, children have access to fewer books… therefore diminishing their general language exposure.’
We’ve found that families who live in lower socio-economic areas have fewer books in the home and don’t regularly visit a community library.
So we’ve developed ‘pop-up’ libraries’ in frequented spaces such as medical centres, welfare offices, community centres, play grounds and kindergartens.
We continually restock the libraries with books donated from private organisations, Rotary clubs and other individuals and community groups within Victoria.
Jen, ROOP volunteer “Yes the older children's books were very popular we had several older siblings and they were wrapped to be able to get a book. The princess books were particularly popular”