Library For All - a Force for Equality through Literacy

Library For All — a Force for Equality through Literacy – readilearn

What is Library For All?

Library For All is an Australian not for profit organisation with a mission to “make knowledge accessible to all, equally” through a digital library of books that is available free to anyone anywhere in the world. The focus is on providing high quality, engaging, age appropriate and culturally relevant books to children in developing countries and remote areas.

Who can access Library For All?

Library For All found that, even in “communities where history, poverty or remoteness are everyday barriers to accessing knowledge”, many children have access to mobile phones, e-tablets and readers. Recognising this, the digital library was created which allows children anywhere to freely access reading material through the app, available in the Google Play Store on any Android device.

Teachers can also use the app with children in their classrooms. What a great way of accessing a range of culturally diverse books from simple beginning stories to chapter books.

In addition to their availability on locally owned smart phones and tablets, through the support of development organisations around the world, the books are available to many schools and communities in developing countries and remote areas through the Spark Digital Library Kits.

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19 thoughts on “Library For All — a Force for Equality through Literacy – readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased to have let you know about Library For All, Erica. I think it is a wonderful project. It is a great way of making books accessible to all. And it’s free! How amazing is that?!

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased I’ve let you know about it, Patricia, as it is a wonderful project. The organisation was established by an Australian in response to the devastating Haiti earthquake. The library is available free to anyone anywhere in the world. It is accessed via a free app available on Android devices. Some physical libraries have also been established in countries around the world; including Haiti, Mongolia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Papua New Guinea and others. I also love that it aims to put books into the hands of those who haven’t before had access. Improving literacy worldwide is a great mission.

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  1. thecontentedcrafter

    Hello Norah! This is so interesting, I had not heard of “Library for All” before reading your article. What a great impulse! And I was especially glad to see you have shared two books with them too. There are so many good things happening in the world and you are part of it! This is the kind of news I like to read ❤

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