Australian libraries can play a large part in the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, contributing much needed funds and sponsoring specific programs. 

THere are some ideas for you as a library on how you can get you started supporting the ILF.

  • Register with the ILF to become a supporter.

  • Hold a fundraising event on Indigenous Literacy Day or throughout the year.

  • Spread the word by incorporating information about the Foundation (along with an opportunity to make a donation) at industry conferences and trade shows, in presentations to clients, at schools and libraries.

  • Demonstrate your support to others by including campaign messages on your mail outs or by putting a link to this site on your website.

  • Find out more about Indigenous literacy and promote discussion with your friends, family and colleagues.

Please let us know what you are planning to do to support this important initiative. We would like to help generate local support if we can. 

Indigenous Literacy Day with Melbourne Library Service 

"Melbourne Library Service were thrilled to raise up to $2000 dollars in a series of book-sales to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. On the 3rd of September, for Indigenous Literacy Day, City Library on Flinders Lane Melbourne played host to the amazing Author and Illustrator Leann Edwards, who alongside young library patrons created a mural on the City Library window to celebrate her children’s picture book Emu’s Under the Bed.  A fantastic day was had by all, the library staff and patrons were excited by the opportunity to support such a worthwhile cause." 

- Rachael Cilauro, Outreach and Programs Librarian