Our work.

Our work focuses on making knowledge accessible to all, equally. To achieve this we’ve created a diverse and inclusive digital and print library aimed at meeting the varied needs of primary school aged children around the world. Importantly, our work transcends traditional publishing and seeks to improve the lives of communities we operate in through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Digital Publishers

Working with our expanding global contributor network and partners we have created an extensive digital and print library for primary school aged children around the world.

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Technology Innovators

We create ground breaking technology that underpins our deployment to communities where history and poverty has reduced access to age appropriate books.

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Economic Empowerers

Through our innovative digital library we provide training, development and economic sustainability for micro publishing industries in international communities where we operate.

An investment in humanity.

Financial support from donors and partners like you is invested into the development of our digital and print library. Early data shows that this investment is helping over 130,000 children read with Library For All in the classroom, and also at home. This creates a positive flow-on effect, driving interest in books and literacy throughout the communities we serve. 

You can read more about our progress in the infographics below, or in more detail in our recently published 2019 Annual Report.

Our digital library changes everything.

Learn about What we do

We’re there when books are not. Schools that had little or no access to books now have culturally and age appropriate reading material delivered through Library For All’s innovative digital library.

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Observations from the field report numerous benefits to the children of  our pilot literacy program in Papua New Guinea who have access to this tool. There has been a distinct increase in school attendance, and a greater willingness of students to engage in reading and learning.

Learn about How we do it

With your support we’ve built an innovative digital library able to deliver quality educational materials in communities where history, poverty or remoteness limits access to books.

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This is no mean feat. To change the world Library For All is committed to the long game – investing in state-of-the-art cloud technology that helps dissolve the walls of inequality.

Learn about Why we do it

250 million children worldwide won’t learn to read despite attending school (Source UNESCO). A lack of access to quality reading material is one of the key factors.

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40% of the global population does not access education in a language they understand. (Source UNESCO) Research by UNESCO shows literacy and education lead to higher incomes, longer lives, and healthier families. These studies also show that if all students in low-income countries had basic reading skills by the time they finished primary school, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. We’re driven by the belief that we can help millions of fellow humans through our innovation and the opportunities it creates.

Since we first published our FY2018 Year in Review, we have been quietly, yet significantly, scaling our impact, growing our team and working towards a strong FY2019.

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To learn more about the positive impact our programs are having download our FY2019 Annual Report here.

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Each month we share stories from the field, our latest work and your contributions.

In 2019/20 we’re focused on further expanding our footprint.

Over the next twelve months we will build on our existing geographic footprint in Papua New Guinea and Laos to begin investment in new programs in West Papua, Timor-Leste, the South Pacific islands, and an Indigenous program in Australia.

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Communities where our programs are current and active.

Communities working with Library For All in 2020.

Support our Vision and purchase unique gifts

We’ve got some exciting news about our book My Tribe. Since we first published the book we have received wonderful feedback about the gorgeous illustrations. Now, you can enjoy your favourite My Tribe illustrations as posters, greeting cards, t-shirts, phone cases, travel mugs, pillows, tote bags and much more. These make the ideal gift for any occasion.

Importantly, a portion of every sale from our RedBubble online gift shop helps support our Vision to create and deliver our digital library to the world. Help us provide relevant content to 20 million users by 2030.

Help us put books in the hands of millions of children around the world.

Building knowledge starts with a strong foundation

Give the gift of reading to 250 children by donating a Foundation Kit to a school in Papua New Guinea. Each Foundation Kit contains 100 curated printed books specifically developed to build a strong foundation for a love of reading in school aged children while meeting their cultural and academic needs.

You can purchase a life changing Foundation Kit for just $498.65

Donate a small amount each month

For less than a monthly Spotify subscription you can help us put books in the hands of children who need it most. Just $14.95 a month will help us deliver programs in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Laos. There’s no fixed term and you can cancel at anytime.

What’s in a Foundation Kit?

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Every Foundation Kit has 100 gorgeous full colour and expertly curated printed books just like these.

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Library For All books are developed to suit a broad range of reader ability. We have a range of levels to suit children at all reading abilities. The book Mikey and Billy’s Secret Place is a level 3 book developed for children who can read longer sentences and more complex vocabulary for progressing readers.

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All Library For All books are printed using sustainable and ethically sourced paper.

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To ensure our library has a diverse world view, we work with a global contributor network of more than 350 individuals in 16 countries on 5 continents.

We believe a library should be made up of ‘mirrors’ and ‘windows’ ; that is, opportunities for kids to see their own life experiences reflected in stories, as well as having the chance to look out and discover the rest of the world. But kids in developing communities tend to have far more windows handed to them; they get used to reading stories about ‘other kids’ (if, in fact, they have access to any books at all). That’s why we strive to help communities create more ‘mirrors’ for themselves.

Lara Cain GraySpecialist Librarian (Content Strategy & Publishing) Library For All

Sustainability in action

Did you know we create global impact by embracing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.