Ruse Public School library receives more than 650 new books

Picture: Chris Lane
Picture: Chris Lane

The kids at Ruse Public School have a smorgasbord of new stories to sink their teeth into.

The school has just received more than 650 fresh new books to regenerate their library.

The litany of literature comes on the back of the school’s $5300 fundraising effort, which was matched dollar for dollar by Dymocks Children Charities.

Teacher librarian Penelope Oliver-Sharp said the library collection was in desperate need of revamping and the new books had made a big difference.

“We want to instill a love of reading in the students and the best way to do that is with modern books,” she said.

“We’ve got all the latest titles and a lot of new and complete series, including Roald Dahl and Aaron Blabey.”

Ms Oliver-Sharp said the school could now improve on its fiction collection as well, to make sure all books had the most up-to-date information.

She said the school’s P and C had worked incredibly hard with fundraising efforts to ensure the library collection was a strong as it could be.

“I want to say a big thanks to them, and to everyone who donated,” she said.

“We had great help from Wests Group Macarthur and Flegg Kehlet Wagner accountants, as well as anonymous donors.

“One anonymous person donated $1000.”

Ms Oliver-Sharp said all the kids were excited at the unveiling of the new book collection on Wednesday.

She said Dymocks representatives handed out prizes on the day.

Ms Oliver-Sharp had to “weed the collection” of books in the old library to make way for the new titles, which she said was an vital task for librarians.

She wants to encourage other Macarthur schools to explore partner with Dymocks Children’s Charities to revitalise their own library collections.

Learn more about Dymocks Children’s Charities here.

Picture: Chris Lane

Picture: Chris Lane