Students Need School Libraries

All children need a quality school library run by qualified professionals.  What's happening in your child's school library?

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What are people saying?

"The school library...a very special place for all students..."

Michael Salmon - Author and illustrator


Help the SNSL Campaign by entering our photo competition.  All Australian
school libraries are invited to submit photos to be in the running for one of several fantastic prizes to help a library thrive in 2019.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure student access to high quality school library services.

Our vision is that every student has access to a dynamic, well-resourced school library run by qualified library staff.


"Every school needs a school library—it’s a no-brainer. Reading underlies every area of the curriculum and the key is having a well stocked school library and a passionate school librarian who can put the right book into the right hands at the right time."

Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton


Your voice is important. We invite you to join our campaign to spread the word about the importance of quality school libraries for all children. We have created a toolbox of free resources for parents, teachers and schools to use to help secure quality school libraries for all students.


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10% of all sales will be donated back to the Students Need School Libraries campaign!

From our blog

Appreciation for Librarians

Appreciation for Librarians Jackie French must be a most fascinating person. She’s the much-loved author of books for children and adults. She is a tremendous advocate for school libraries, and offers insights into their value during her recent interviews for the SNSL campaign’s films. Jackie is also an honorary wombat – I suspect that mark of … Continue reading Appreciation for Librarians

SNAP – Photo Competition

SNAP for SNSL Photo Competition Have you heard the latest? The Students Need School Libraries campaign is running a photo competition for Australian school libraries! There are great prizes up for grabs, from our supporters – Wheelers, WebLinks,, Softlink and Bloomsbury. But of course you’re not doing it for the prizes, or not entirely, … Continue reading SNAP – Photo Competition

Try this…

Try this… Hazel Edwards OAM is an author, educator and grandmother who reads on Facetime nightly with her 7 year old grandson. Librarians and Antarctic expeditioners are her heroes. In that order. It makes economic sense investing in teacher-librarians. If we don’t, the later prison costs and loss from the entrepreneurial businesses NOT started, will … Continue reading Try this…

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