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LTR Provides Dual-Language Books for Nurseries

Thursday 29th July 2021
JH

LTR has been supported by the Ipswich Opportunity Area to provide dual-language children's books for the libraries in 13 early years settings (nurseries) in Ipswich, in order to help the many ESL…

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LTR engaged to provide libraries for Nurseries

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

The Ipswich Opportunity Area has agreed to largely cover the costs of LTR providing a library of top quality books…

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LTR gifts 6,400 free books in the last year.

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

Because of Covid restrictions LTR has focused on giving free books to as many disadvantaged families as possible over the last 12 months. In all, we gave away nearly 6,400 books, mostly to children. Overall, this should have benefited about 8,500 people. We are indebted to the staff in the 40 nurseries, 19 schools, HomeStart, ICENI plus the Suffolk County Council who identified pupils…

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LTR provides a free book for all nursery pupils in Ipswich

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

Despite the pandemic restrictions, LTR was able to give away a free book to 2,557 pupils in most of the early years settings across Ipswich in the last 5 months. Given the impact of the Covid restrictions on children and their long-suffering parents, we decided that we would give books to every year-group in nurseries, mainly in the disadvantaged areas of the town. Most of these gifts were made running up to Christmas, but some were finally delivered in during the Spring term. We hope they were appreciated.

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LTR Successfully supports Summer in a Box Project

Friday 20th November 2020
JH

At short notice, in June, LTR was asked by Suffolk County Council to put together book-bags and associated activities for 933 disadvantaged children across Suffolk. Despite a very short timescale of a few weeks and the restrictions of lock-down, the team was able to rise to the challenge. In all, 1866 books were obtained and made up into 933…

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LTR Supports "Community Shelf" Project

Wednesday 10th June 2020

An initiative set up to support disadvantaged families during the Covid-19 pandemic is gearing up to deliver hundreds of books to children across Ipswich this month, thanks to the generosity of a local reading charity and an education consultancy. The Community Shelf project will…

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