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How sport & literacy work together in remote Australia

SHOCK 'EM – a new book written by eight young Indigenous players from the Big River Hawks team in Katherine – is a great new story that celebrates literacy and sport. Launched at the Hawthorn Football Club on Sa... Read more

Engaging Parents and Carers

In the tropical Far North of Queensland, the Cooktown District Community Centre has been receiving the ILF’s Books 4 Toddlers packs for the past four years, the first boxes having been delivered in 2012. The Centre runs regular playgroups in Co... Read more

Books Help Develop Language Skills

  At BUSHkids in Mt Isa, ILF book supply packs have been arriving since 2014. ‘We get very excited when the books come,’ says Lynette Stenhouse, the Family Health Support Worker. ‘We have a good look through them and figu... Read more

Building Confident Readers

‘Many homes here simply don’t have books or toys, or the resources to buy them,’ explains Lillian Lee, the Team Leader at Centacare in Mt Isa.  Mt Isa, in Queensland’s Gulf Country, has a large Indigenous population, w... Read more

Tablelands Counselling and Support Service

The Tablelands Counselling and Support Service, based in Mareebra, in far north Queensland, received its first Book Supply packs from ILF just last year. Barb Hall, a Family Counsellor with the TCASS, had heard about ILF and could see how beneficia... Read more

What we do 

Our Foundation gifts new books and literacy resources to Indigenous kids and families in remote communities. Find out more.

Why we do it

To level the playing field so that all Australian children have the same opportunities to develop a life long love of reading

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit charity, funded entirely by donations. Licence Number CFN/21762

How can you help?

You can donate funds regularly or run specific fundraising activities

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  • 5-7 August

    Byron Bay Writers festival have announced their keynote guests for their 20th annual festival.

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  • 9 AUGUST

    Andy Griffiths' 78-Storey Treehouse event! If your child loves Andy Griffiths, come to Melbourne Town Hall.

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  • 13-14 August

    The Mudgee Readers festival is coming up in August, with Ellen van Neervan, Fiona Wright and Jorie Ryan

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    Stan Grant in Conversation with Richard Flanagan - on politics and Grant’s book, Talking to My Country.

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  • 20-26 AUGUST

    Children's Book Week - This year's theme is "Australia! Story Country"!

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