South Bathurst Public School is set to benefit from a random act of kindness on behalf of Dymocks Children's Charities, with the school's library to receive around $8000 worth of books.
A Sydney-based Dymocks outlet raised around $4000 in-store, which was then matched by Dymocks Children's Charity to go towards South Bathurst Public as part of the charity's Library Regeneration Program.
South Bathurst Public School librarian Bronwyn Skulander said the donation will go a long way towards enriching reading among students.
"It's an incredibly kind gesture, and it happened completely out of the blue; we knew nothing about it," Ms Skulander said.
"The donation will give students greater diversity in the books they're able to borrow and read, while helping the library update its list of titles."
The Library Regeneration Program sees Dymocks Children's Charities work closely with Dymocks stores across Australia to support primary schools and support centres experiencing a shortfall in fresh titles.
Each school selects brand new books from a carefully curated catalogue of quality titles to ensure they receive the books most suitable for the needs of their students and their curriculum.
"We've ordered plenty of book series students have been requesting for some time, so we hope the donation will satisfy a wide range of age groups," Ms Skulander said.
"The charity focuses their work on schools in regional areas, so we feel very lucky to have been selected."
Principal Greg Cross said the donation will complement existing reading resources at the school.
"We're very grateful to Dymocks for choosing our school as a recipient of such a generous donation, and it will no doubt provide greater incentive for students to seek out new reading material," Mr Cross said.
The charity has, to date, provided over200,000 books to over 140,000 children in more than 630 locations around Australia.
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