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Reading Together in the APY Lands

Reading Together in the APY Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara APY) lands in the northern and western parts of South Australia includes such remote communities as Ernabella, Flinders Park, Yalata and Kenmore Park. As the Early Childhood Leader for schools in the region, Kerry Bosisto is well placed to keep up to date with how the books and resources from ILF’s Book Buzz program are being used. “I visit each of the preschools and playgroups in the APY Lands each term. I regularly see the teachers, families and children reading and viewing the Buzz books. The books are a good size for young hands, attractive and...

  • Posted 23 February, 2021


Book Supply Registrations Now Open!

Book Supply Registrations Now Open!

Our 2021 Book Supply packs are ready to send out and we are excited to invite you to order your books. Our team has been working hard to ensure we are able to send out free books again this year. There are almost 100,000 books available suitable for all ages so that  everyone can get involved in reading in 2021. This year, the packs include the ever popular My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe, by Shirlie Purdie, Fish Usmob Gettem written in Aboriginal English by Maureen Yanawana and illustrated by the children from La Grange remote community, Bidyadanga, WA, the latest Guinness World Records 2021 and many more.  HOW IT WORKS? If you are new...

  • Posted 17 February, 2021


Building your Library's Indigenous Book Collection

Building your Library's Indigenous Book Collection

A good library collection is one that all the community finds valuable, and that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of all peoples and cultures. A library is often the first place people go to learn about new things, discover new skills, and build their social networks. At the ILF, we know that books and reading are some of the most important and influential parts of children’s lives, which is why we’ve put together a new Build Your Library campaign to help diversify your library’s book collection. Featuring a number of Indigenous titles, along with a free AIATSIS map and free...

  • Posted 28 January, 2021


ILF's Program Team is Growing!

ILF's Program Team is Growing!

ILF's new Regional Program Coordinator Tictac top, third from left), at the Create Initiative 2018. Photography by Tace Stevens. As we begin a New Year, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome two new members to our Program team, Seeba Tapim and Tictac Dianne) Moore, who are joining us in the roles of Program Administrator and Regional Program Coordinator: Tiwi Islands, respectively.  A Torres Strait Islander woman from Mer Murray Island), Seeba grew up in Mackay, Queensland. She began her career as a teacher’s aide on Boigu Island Torres Strait Islands), before completing a Bachelor of Education at Batchelor Institute in the...

  • Posted 27 January, 2021


Proudly Sponsoring Yabun Festival 2021

Proudly Sponsoring Yabun Festival 2021

For the first time, the annual Yabun Festival on 26 January is going online and our Foundation ILF) is proudly sponsoring the event.  Yabun Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. It was first held in Waverly in 2003 and later at Victoria Park.  Due to COVID-19 and related crowd restrictions Yabun will be a closed event this year, with the public invited to join via live stream video or Koori Radio 93.7FM. This means for the first time ever, audiences can attend Yabun Festival from around Australia and the world.   Our...

  • Posted 21 January, 2021