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The Great Book Swap is open for registrations!

The Great Book Swap is open for registrations!

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s ILF) largest national fundraising and advocacy campaign, the Great Book Swap GBS) is launching today, Tuesday 16 March!  The Great Book Swap aims to raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 culturally relevant books to children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. Last year, the pandemic limited many schools and businesses from hosting a Great Book Swap, but this year our Foundation is keen to boost momentum and increase participation by 20 percent. To help make this happen, we have an exciting new website, with new features to help you raise money and awareness, thank donors and reach fundraising...

  • Posted 16 March, 2021


Work with us!

Work with us!

We're hiring! Office Administrator/Receptionist (Identified).

A great opportunity is now available for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to manage our busy office as an Office Administrator and receptionist.
If you are a team player who likes variety and are highly organised, we would love to hear from you.

  • Posted 09 March, 2021


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


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