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Trivia Night (Melb) 12 Dec

Trivia Night (Melb) 12 Dec

Join us for a night of book trivia, laughter and fundraising with the wonderful Brian Nankervis as your host. Our annual Trivia night in Melbourne raise funds each year to support our literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities. Seating is limited so booking is essential.  Wednesday 12 December 6:00 PM Fitzroy Town Hall 201 Napier St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 BOOK NOW...

  • Posted 17 October, 2018


Taking some time out with a book

Taking some time out with a book

Over the past two years, boxes of books from our Book Supply Program have found their way to Kununurra, Halls Creek, Warmun, Kalumburu and many other remote communities in the East Kimberleys of WA. The Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service works with families and young people in this region, promoting healthy lifestyle choices. A particular focus is on establishing safe spaces where family members can sit down for a while and read to the kids. “The books are not only about literacy development but are a wonderful way of individuals connecting,” says Jo Warren, one of the health workers. “It...

  • Posted 11 October, 2018


An exciting new songbook from Spinifex Country

An exciting new songbook from Spinifex Country

Cheeky dogs, a pop-up bookshop and a “wok off” were among the highlights of a weeklong writing camp in a remote community near the WA–SA border. The first week of spring brought a veritable buzz of creative activity to a remote Aboriginal community 700 kilometers north-east of Kalgoorlie, WA near the SA border. Nine students from three schools – Tjuntjuntjtara, Menzies and Laverton – spent five days at the Spinifex Writing Camp, developing the lyrics and illustrations for a new songbook. Working with these talented kids were children’s book illustrator and ILF ambassador Ann James, musician Chris Aitken and Nicole...

  • Posted 28 September, 2018


The joy of picking up a book to read

The joy of picking up a book to read

No books are sold in the small store at Haasts Bluff, in the MacDonnell Ranges, 230 kilometres west of Alice Springs. But since 2008, kids living in the remote community of Ikuntji have had access to a steady stream of literacy resources through our Book Supply Program. “The supply of books has ensured our students receive quality and engaging new books throughout the year, equal to their city counterparts,” says Kandi Thorpe, the Teaching Principal at Haasts Bluff School. “These books have stimulated literacy development, student interest and a love of reading in our students.” Haasts Bluff is a small,...

  • Posted 28 September, 2018


Waratah Day - 14 October

Waratah Day - 14 October

Get out your secateurs and join us for a special fundraiser in the NSW Southern Highlands! Our friends from New South Publishing  Elspeth, Pam and John are opening their beautiful Waratah Farm in Wingello, NSW. You can pick seven beautiful waratahs for $25 on Sunday 14 October and all proceeds will be donated to our work in remote communities. As a teenager I lived on Mount Keira near Wollongong where waratahs grow naturally. I always loved them and in the spring of 1997 I decided to plant two hundred waratahs on the property my husband and I have. Each year I planted...

  • Posted 27 September, 2018