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This Wednesday is Indigenous Literacy Day

September 3, 2018

This Wednesday is Indigenous Literacy Day

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation was formed to help close the literacy gap disadvantaging indigenous children. It has to date supplied over 260,000 new books to remote communities around Australia. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has also designed an early literacy program for kids, with young children having the opportunity to read books in their first language. Community literacy projects have included writing workshops facilitated by Australian authors and illustrators to encourage indigenous people to tell their own stories. This has resulted in 80 published works, many in first language. 

This Wednesday is Indigenous Literacy Day. Help provide books and literacy programs to remote communities where they are needed most. Donate here or come to the Main Library between 12 noon and 2pm Wednesday to purchase a ticket in our Indigenous Literacy Day raffle. The winner will take away a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt made by Peta Hopkins and the library team.