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Great Book Swap House Competition Winner!

Great Book Swap House Competition Winner!

It was with much excitement that Leopold Primary School, near Geelong in regional Victoria, won our annual Great Book Swap House competition, and had a very special virtual visit with ILF Ambassador, Jessica Mauboy!   The celebrated singer and songwriter zoomed in across multiple large screens, mirroring over 700 enthusiastic students, to celebrate Leopold and their incredible fundraising efforts for our Foundation.  Following a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country from Year Five student Mikaela White, the students broke into cheers, clapping their hands and stamping their feet as Jess came on their screens. There was even an audible “It’s Jessica Mauboy!!!” from one excited...

  • Posted 04 December, 2020


Jabiru's Mobile FaFT providing Books Far and Wide

Jabiru's Mobile FaFT providing Books Far and Wide

The Families as First Teachers group FaFT) at Jabiru Community in the Northern Territory has been a part of our Book Buzz program since 2018. In that time, they’ve grown from a FaFT located at Jabiru School, to a mobile playgroup servicing nine communities around Jabiru. Their team travels up to 75 kilometres in all directions almost every day to support the children and families living on these remote outstations. We recently had a chat with Trish Whittaker, the Family Educator at Jabiru FaFT about their program and how Book Buzz has impacted their community. “Jabiru School acts as our...

  • Posted 26 November, 2020


A Mobile Library Fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy

A Mobile Library Fundraiser for Indigenous Literacy

COVID-19 has put a damper on everyone’s plans throughout the year. For Melbourne Year 9 student Henry Lane, COVID-19 meant that his plans for a book sale fundraiser for ILF were put on hold. A community project for school, Henry came up with a new idea to raise money – creating a mobile library where people donate a gold coin to borrow a book. “Initially I planned to collect book donations from the local community, and have a book sale at a local market for ILF, but COVID restrictions meant that wasn’t possible,” Henry told us, “So I thought I’d...

  • Posted 19 November, 2020


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 Register Your Library campaign to help diversify your library’s book collection. Featuring a number of Indigenous titles, as well as teaching and learning resources, this...

  • Posted 17 November, 2020


Always Was, Always Will Be.

Always Was, Always Will Be.

Sunday 8 November marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, languages and histories. This week is a time to listen and learn from the voices and stories of First Nations Peoples who are part of the oldest living cultures on the planet.  This year’s theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, encourages us to celebrate the true history of our country. For over 65,000 years, this land has been lived on and looked after by First Nations Peoples Australia’s first storytellers, first artists, and first explorers. We encourage everyone to take this week...

  • Posted 06 November, 2020