What is Share A Book?
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) run the fantastic program called Share-A-Book where they collect new and quality pre-loved books to distribute across Australia.
The collected books can be sent to their Sydney office at 208 New South Head Road, Edgecliff NSW 2027. The books will then be checked and distributed to various recipients in locations such as Tennant Creek, Palm Island, Groote Eylandt, Kempsey, Wagga Wagga and many more.
Please ensure the books are in excellent condition they cannot accept damaged, torn or outdated books, encyclopedias, manuals, text books, magazines, religious books, or books with adult themes.
They are especially keen on receiving books for early readers from birth to about aged 8.
I have now given you an excuse to op shop if you needed one!
We believe all Australians have the right to literacy, because being able to read and write is the key to accessing education and employment, and to participating fully in society.
What Books Should I Look For?
Please make sure any pre-loved books you buy are in great condition. You could check out some of these websites for ideas. The Children’s Book Council of Australia Premier’s Reading Challenge Titles such as the following are classics
- Hairy Maclary series
- Spot The Dog books
- Room on the Broom
- The Gruffalo
- The Eleventh Hour
- The Wonky Donky
There are just so many out there!!
Where Do I Send The Books?
Books can be posted to 208 New South Head Road, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027 Please drop a note telling them you’re an I Love To Op Shop donator and we can see if we can achieve 1000 books. Auspost prices on prepaid satchels begin from $8.55 for a 500g strong bag to $17.65 for a 5kg bag Sendle prices on prepaid satchels begin from $7.55 for a 500g bag to $15.95 for a 5kg bag, it’s even cheaper if you’re in the same city though! Your books will help stock ALNF libraries created in schools, pre-schools, community and language centres where books can be borrowed or kept by readers.
Use #shareabook to show off the books you’re collecting for the ALNF