A community assessment in Bendigo showed poor literacy rates among the community’s children. The Kiwanis Club of Bendigo works to reverse that trend by placing book boxes in places where children visit. Kids can read, borrow, swap or keep the books, having fun while enhancing their reading abilities. The project has been so successful that several other charitable groups have joined the effort. This project was awarded the silver award in the 2019 Kiwanis International Signature Project Contest.