Our Yarning is a free digital library of culturally relevant education resources created by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Partnering with communities, our collection has over 150 books, written by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal children, putting learning in their hands.

We offer the Our Yarning collection in print for purchase on this site. All proceeds from book sales are reinvested in the Our Yarning and Library For All non-profit programs.

  • Culturally relevant, age-appropriate books

    Our Yarning provides access to stories written by Aboriginal people, reflecting the diversity of their lived experience. Our aim is to fill the library with 500 books, a number research shows is an optimum starting point to cover reading levels and children’s interest so they can create lifelong habits of reading.

  • Written by Aboriginal people for stronger communities

    The stories reflect the many and varied identities and lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including people living in urban, rural and remote Australia, giving children the opportunity to see their own experiences mirrored on the pages of the books, which are colourful, engaging learning resources.

  • A free, enduring digital resource

    Our Yarning is available on Library For All’s app, free to anyone on Android and iOS devices. As the collection grows, children will be able to access more and more titles. The free Our Yarning app will support existing programs across many sectors to deliver greater impact and can be used in all kinds of settings – starting with schools, community centres and at home.