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Some of the Warrnambool region’s youngest residents will be able to own a book of their very own for the first time, thanks to a generous community appeal.

Collins Booksellers’ Book Bunnies Program launched this week with the hope to get as many books as possible to some of the region’s most vulnerable children and families.

The annual appeal launched this week and runs until 27 March, with customers encouraged to purchase a book in-store, at a discounted rate for Meli.

Since the appeal began in 2018, thousands of dollars of books have been donated to children and young people in the community.

Meli Team Leader Integrated Family Services Chris Wombwell said the Book Bunnies campaign was one the organisation looked forward to every year.

“The Book Bunnies campaign remains one of the most successful collaborations Meli South West has with the community,” he said.

“The impact of the cost of living crisis has meant that purchasing new books is out of the reach of many families that Meli supports.

“We know books are an essential tool in promoting engagement between parents and children, and have a positive impact on academic progress and confidence in children.

“The Book Bunnies campaign provides parents and children with access to quality books which unfortunately can be a luxury for many families.”

Customers can pledge a fiction or non-fiction book in-store at 25 per cent off for children aged 0 to 18 years.

Collins Booksellers Warrnambool is at 159 Liebig Street, Warrnambool.

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