What is Paint the Town REaD?

Paint the Town REaD (PTTR) is an early literacy initiative that encourages everyone to read, talk, sing and rhyme with children from birth so that they are ready for reading and writing by the time they start school.

This community initiative started in Parkes NSW in 1996 and has now expanded to over 50 local government areas across Australia.

Go to the Paint the Town REaD website to learn more about PTTR's history.

About Camden Paint the Town REaD

Camden Paint the Town REaD's journey started in 2016 when Binyang the Bookasaurus hatched from an egg at the first Camden PTTR reading day held at Narellan Library.

Our goal is to initiate Camden children's love reading, talking, singing and rhyming in their early years, and for this to continue to grow with them in their school years and adulthood.

Camden Paint the Town REaD reading tent and Binyang the Bookasaurus out and about in the Camden community.

Above: 2016 Camden Paint the Town REaD reading day at Narellan Library.

Above: Binyang visiting the Love Food Hate Waste demonstration at the 2017 Camden Grandparents Day event.