LTR is attempting to get more books into disadvantaged homes.
Since 2017, we have been giving away free book-bags to all 'funded' 2-year-olds in 30 to 40 Early Years setting across Ipswich.
Once the coronavirus crisis is over, we intend to extend this to all 0 to 4-year-olds in the areas where there are struggling families, reaching them via our partner organisations: EY settings, Children's Centres and Suffolk Babies. These bags contain a good quality book, a sheet of nursery-ryhmes and lullabies, information about reading with toddlers, details of recommended books available from the local library, and information for parents about adult literacy and skills development. (see picture right).
We are also building up our links to give away free book-bags to struggling families who often have few if any books at home. This is a bag-for-life containing an appropriate book for each member of the family.