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Getting books to families far and wide

Getting books to families far and wide

“Kids are our future and you have to do everything you can to support them.”             — Tammy Hickey, Library Services Team Leader, Paroo Shire Council, Cunnamulla, Queensland   The library at Cunnamulla in Kunja country, 750 kilometres west of Brisbane, has been getting deliveries of books from ILF for 11 years  now. And Library Services Team Leader Tammy Hickey is as enthusiastic as ever when it comes to making sure the books are distributed not only to families living in the town but also those in the outlying communities. As soon as the books arrive, Tammy puts aside enough...

  • Posted 27 February, 2020


We're Hiring - Marketing Manager

We're Hiring - Marketing Manager

We are seeking an experienced Marketing Manager to plan and deliver our diverse marketing program and to work with our growing team. This role entails but is not limited to; overseeing and executing all ILF communications including website, social media, digital campaigns and video, and printed material; supporting fundraising campaigns, events and activities; and managing a team including Marketing Coordinator, Graphic Designer, Copy Writer and volunteers. This is a full time position with an attractive salary, based in Ultimo Sydney for an immediate start. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identifying peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send written applications...

  • Posted 26 February, 2020


Helping to close the literacy gap

Helping to close the literacy gap

Last week, the 12th annual Closing the Gap report was presented to the Federal parliament in Canberra. Sadly, the results for literacy were again disappointing, with the target to halve the gap in national minimum reading levels for Indigenous children within a decade that is, by 2018) not being met. There were some positive results, however. Nationally, the percentage of Indigenous students at or above minimum standards in reading has improved over the past 10 years, and the literacy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students overall has narrowed. The largest improvement in the gap was for reading among Indigenous students...

  • Posted 19 February, 2020


The Deadly Readers Club

The Deadly Readers Club

We could barely contain our excitement when we came back to work this year and heard about the Deadly Readers Club! The club began in winter last year in Surat, in the remote Maranoa Region of south-western Queensland. Surat Aboriginal Corporation has been getting deliveries of books from us since 2008, and Chloe Cleven, the Children Schooling Officer, got the idea for the readers club when more boxes of books arrived mid-2019. A lot of the kids in the community, of all ages, feel a bit shy about going to the local library in town. But Chloe was keen to...

  • Posted 14 February, 2020


Going Places with Australia Post

Going Places with Australia Post

We are incredibly excited to announce a new, three-year collaboration with Australia Post. This fantastic new partnership will help us to deliver nearly 100,000 books to over 400 remote communities throughout 2020. Our Book Supply Program ensures that remote communities across Australia receive equal access to quality literacy resources as their urban counterparts. This announcement comes as our Foundation celebrates our 10th anniversary and prepares to publish our 100th book. At the same time, we’re thrilled that the launch of Australia Post’s Pen Pal Club and accompanying storybook, written by former ILF ambassador Sally Morgan and illustrated by Annie White,...

  • Posted 06 February, 2020