FREE Reading Packs for SA families

Since 2006, The Little Big Book Club's FREE Reading Pack project has distributed 370,000 reading bags to South Australian families with children aged from birth to five years, helping to establish home libraries and foster positive parent and child engagement right from the start.

This important universal reading development initiative encourages families to read, play, talk and sing with their young children every day to support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills and importantly, a lifelong love of books and reading.

Families with a baby, toddler or a child entering preschool in 2017 are eligible to receive a free reading pack for their child.

**Please note the distribution for the 2017 Reading packs has changed from previous years and will not be available for collection from your local public library.  To find out how packs are distributed to families, please click on the links below to download the PDF flyer. **


Distributed via:

  • Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Universal Home Visit
  • Selected CaFHS clinics

Families with premature babies will receive a pack at their hospital whether:  

  • Women's and Children's Hospital Special Care Baby Unit, and Flinders Medical Centre Neontal Unit



Will be distributed to families with a 18month old child at:





Have now be given to children who have started preschool in 2017 by their participating preschool or kindergarten. 

The 2018 Preschool Reading pack will delivered early November 2017 and made available to preschools, kindergartens, non-government preschools and childcare centres operating a govenrment approved preschool program.