Did you know that only 25% of Indigenous students in very remote areas are at the minimum reading standard, compared to 90% of non-Indigenous students? The Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s goal is to change these stats, but they need your help.
From Monday September 4 a book swap table will be set up near the front desk of the library. Bring in your own book and swap it for another, for a gold coin donation.
The Library is aiming to raise $500 for the Indigenous Literacy Fund, which goes to support literacy programs in remote communities across Australia. If you don’t have any books to swap but would like to make a donation, do so via our fundraising page. Stay updated on our fundraising target via social media.
Take a selfie of you and your swapped book in the Library and use the hashtag #mqbookswap for a chance to win a suitably bookish prize!
Take this opportunity to refresh your mind and contribute to a great cause – books can make a difference!