The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, and raise much-needed funds for remote communities. Schools, workplaces, libraries, universities, book clubs, individuals and all kinds of organisations can host one. The idea is to swap a favourite book in exchange for a gold coin donation.
In these uncertain times organising an event might seem strange, however the vast majority of Great Book Swaps happen on Wednesday 2 September, Indigenous Literacy Day. By registering to host a Great Book Swap at your school or workplace you are playing a vital role in raising much-needed funds for our programs. You will be actively helping us gift 35,000 new, carefully chosen books to children who need them the most.
This year marks our 10th anniversary and, with your support, we are working towards equity of opportunity so that children living in remote communities have the same opportunities as those living in urban Australia.
We're excited to be adding another language house to our Great Book Swap Program for 2020. We'll assign you a language 'House' when you register, named after five different animals in Aboriginal languages. You'll have exclusive access to a host of fantastic language-themed resources including teachers' notes, fact sheets, maps, videos and books written by children in your House's language. Look out for Maranydjalk, our new fifth house!
WHICH HOUSE WILL YOU BELONG TO?
Yirrikipayi House (saltwater crocodile in Tiwi, NT)
Lungkura House (blue-tongued lizard in Walmajarri, WA)
Wamparla House (possum in Arabana, SA)
Bigibigi House (pig in Kriol, NT)
Maranydjalk House (stingray in Yolŋu, NT)