Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kids Mini Book Series - What of the leftovers?

Since last Sunday, I have been regularly purchasing the Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph to get the free mini books for kids. There are 14 titles in total to collect.

It is my understanding that each major newspaper in each state will offer these mini books at some time during 2012/13.

While there will be plenty of parents, grandparents, carers and lovers of kids books taking up this offer, I'm sure there will be plenty of books left over at the end of this offer, as not everyone is prepared or in the financial position to purchase a paper plus pay the extra for a book.

 I wonder what the newspapers have planned to do with the left overs.  Wouldn't it be great if they offered the left over books and bag to the public/school libraries to hand out to children or new parents?

I know that libraries have heaps of different programs for new parents where they are provided with a bag of book(s).  But I keep thinking that the newspapers must have produced thousands of copies of these books and bags and there must be heaps left over - wouldn't it be great to get the local newsagents to donate the left over packs to libraries?

Anyway, just a thought!

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