Friends of Castlemaine Library

Castlemaine, VIC

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The Read-A-Long books and CD recordings for children of prisoners
Funded 2013 by Aus Post

Read-A-Long Dads / Read-A-Long Mums

The grant will help fund a reading project to foster good family relationships for children of prisoners currently held in Loddon and Tarrengower prisons.


Friends of Castlemaine Library is a community based organisation run by volunteers who organise programs and projects that complement and extend the work of the local library. The 'Read-A-Long' project enables prisoners to record a story for their children on CD which is then sent to the child along with a message from their parent. It helps improve family relations in the community and ensures children get to have their parents read to them.

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Highlighting the Loddon Mallee region