FREE Reading Packs for SA families

Since 2006, The Little Big Book Club's FREE Reading Pack project has distributed 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 2021 are eligible to receive a free reading pack for their child.

**Please note the distribution for the 2019 Reading packs has changed from previous years and will not be available for collection from your local public library.  A list of alternative collection points are outlined below:

Distributed via:

  • Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Universal Home Visit at 6 weeks
  • Selected CaFHS clinics

Families with premature babies can receive a pack from the following hospitals:  

  • 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:

  • Selected CaFHS clinics
  • DECD Children's Centres
  • Supported playgroups
  • Occasional and rural care services
  • Selected outreach services


The 2020 Preschool Reading packs will be distributed via:

  • Government funded kindergarten/preschool programs