VACCA has run the Books in Homes program since 2006, to not only inspire a love of reading in the school-age children in our programs, but to also help nurture a connection to community and culture.
Three times a year the children receive a catalogue from which they choose three books. A celebration is organised to hand out the books. A community artist, Elder or musician is invited to come and run a session with the children and to hand out their books. Authors, football players, Elders, musicians and artists have all taken part in these celebrations and the children love coming together and listening to and being inspired by the various community members’ stories. In addition the children are adding nine books to their home libraries each year.