Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day

We acknowledge the people of the Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal, Biripai (Biripi/Bripi/Birrbay) and Gundungurra Nations, who are the traditional custodians and knowledge keepers of the lands where Charles Sturt University campuses are located. We offer respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all First Nations people.

Charles Sturt Library will be holding book and cake stalls to celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day and raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).

Find us on Wednesday 6 September at the following locations:

  • Albury: Learning Commons – 10am-12pm
  • Bathurst: inside Library front door, outside Cheers – 9:30am-11:30am
  • Orange: Banjo’s Cafe – 10am-12pm
  • Port Macquarie: 801 Courtyard, outside Ngarralbaa, First Nations Centre – 11:30am-1pm
  • Wagga Wagga: Crave in the Learning Commons – 10am-12pm

The ILF does incredible work supporting remote Communities across Australia. Some of their programs include:

  • Community Publishing: Publishing books created by Community, many in First Languages. To date, they have published 109 books reflecting 31 Indigenous languages!
  • Book Supply: Providing new, culturally relevant books to remote Communities; with over half of these books featuring Indigenous authors and illustrators.
  • Book Buzz: Developing a love of reading in children under five through daily story time sessions in remote communities.

This year the ILF aims to raise $180,000 to gift 18,000 books to children in remote Communities. Here at Charles Sturt we’d love to contribute $1,800 towards that goal. If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating. You can donate with a gold coin on the day or via our fundraising page at any time.

The Library thanks 2MCE Community Radio, Charles Sturt University’s community radio station, for their exceptionally generous donation of over 100 new Australian fiction titles!  

Find out more about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.