The Mulwala Public School P&C Committee handed out books and library bags to every student at the school last week.
Needless to say, the students were thrilled and spent some quality time looking through their new bags and seeing what books their classmates had received.
President of the P&C Seona Wheeler said every two years the committee donates $40 to each student so they can pick books of their own choice from the Scholastic Book Club list.
“We do this in two lots so the students get to choose books to the value of $20 in term two and then again in term four,” she said.
“The excitement on the students faces is just wonderful to see and it is a great way to promote literacy and a love of reading.”