About Us

About Us

We believe education brings opportunity, and we’re on a mission to support global literacy by ensuring access to engaging and culturally relevant books and learning materials for those least served by formal education.

We’re passionate about making knowledge accessible to all, equally.
From the jungles of Papua New Guinea, to the deserts of Ethiopia and bomb shelters in war-ravaged Ukraine, Library For All is already supporting more than 560,000 children on their learning journey.
One study revealed that children reading with us could recognise 71% more words than their peers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support global literacy by ensuring access to engaging and culturally relevant books and learning materials for those least served by formal education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create books and technology-enabled education tools that improve learning outcomes for 20 million children by 2030.

Our Founder

REBECCA MCDONALD

While Library For All’s global operations are based in Australia, the catalyst was a disaster of epic proportions over 15,000 kilometres away. The year was 2010, and Haiti was hit by a destructive earthquake. Library For All Founder, Rebecca McDonald was deeply moved by the shocking images of large scale suffering and so relocated from her Brisbane home to volunteer on community projects.

What affected her most during her years in Haiti was seeing classrooms with hundreds of children that had no books. As a keen reader of e-books herself, the idea for an accessible, culturally relevant digital library hit Rebecca like a lightning bolt.

 

The rest, as they say, is history.

Rebecca founded Library For All giving children around the world access to books and knowledge.

Today, Library For All’s growing global team of innovators – still including Rebecca McDonald – is harnessing technology to disrupt the publishing and education sectors. The solutions are working: hundreds of thousands of children across the world are learning and reading culturally relevant books, in their own language, every single day.

Our Leaders

Daniel Clifton

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca McDonald

Founder

Daniel Belzer

Director of Programs & Partnerships

Dr Lara Cain Gray

Head of Acquisitions (Publishing)

Anthony Aoude

Head of Production (Publishing)

Stacey Telford

Head of Operations

Board of Directors

Connie Ridley

Dr Alice Hill

Denise Nichols

Hassan Noor Saadi

Jo Watson

Luke Phillips

OUR IMPACT

Support Global Goals

We contribute to global impact by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Library For All directly delivers impact towards the following Global Goals.

PARTNERSHIPS

Our Partners

We are proud to deliver impact through partnerships with many of the world’s leading aid and development organisations.

We are a not for profit entity of Save the Children Australia

Library For All is registered as a charity in Australia with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

Our registered Australian Business Number (ABN) is 57 602 320 865.

We are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and we are endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1.

All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible in Australia.