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GOOD READ: Stacy Clarke reads to Grace Dowling and Cailyn Clifford reads to Jackson Skinner. Photos: Derek Barry

GOOD READ: Stacy Clarke reads to Grace Dowling and Cailyn Clifford reads to Jackson Skinner. Photos: Derek Barry

Read. Learn. Know. Grow.

Those were the four themes of a fun literacy event for the family in Mount Isa on Monday.

Readers young and all were encouraged to come along to the Mount Isa Civic Centre lawn, grab a book from a selection and a pillow, and relax on the lawn and have a read with your little ones.

It was one of several activities Centacare North Queensland is running this week across the north west during Anti-Poverty Week, which runs from October 16 to 22.

Centacare NQ Regional Manager Heather Alexander said they wanted to help promote more discussion and action about poverty in the region.

“Our Anti-Poverty Week events will help break down the barriers for anyone experiencing hardship or poverty, and create community ownership,” Ms Alexander said.

Other activities include the the ‘Eat, Pray, Act’ Dinner in Mount Isa on Thursday 3-6pm at the Centacare office in Short St.

There is also a ‘Mercy in Action’ photography competition open to all primary school students, and literacy events in Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Normanton. 

Ms Alexander said that there was a free pillow and book for every child at the events. 

“We will also have a Love Languages stall, where parents can learn about their unique love language, which will help them communicate more effectively with their loved ones,” she said.

Kate and Ellie Fischer at the literacy event at Mount Isa Civic Centre lawn on Monday.

Kate and Ellie Fischer at the literacy event at Mount Isa Civic Centre lawn on Monday.

Enjoying a good read are Benjamin, Vicky, Michelle and Jamie Botha.

Enjoying a good read are Benjamin, Vicky, Michelle and Jamie Botha.

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