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Resources that empower children to navigate their future
through story

The Youth 
Writers Centre

... is the reason the entire operation we refer to as 'The Lighthouse Toowoomba' even exists!


It is a space dedicated to children and youth, where they can learn skills to enhance their literacy and literature, ensuring they can then navigate their future through story.   


It is how we deliver on our mission to ensure every child in Australia reads with confidence - one child at a time! We provide an inspiring space to set minds on fire, with an ongoing list of challenging workshops for all ages. 

Special Projects

2024 and two remarkable books are in production - one about sun safety by the children at St Saviours in Year 6; and the second by Year 4 students at Rockville State School - exploring the ideas of place, of connection, and finding your voice in just in time to make a difference.

One-Way Library

Preloved books make their way to us to process and rebundle for children to take home to start their own home library. This is part of our Twinkles program, sharing books, finding volunteers as readers, and giving books to new homes. 


Wiimali was created by a team of children from Harlaxton State School in 2023. 1000 copies were printed with a donation from The FKG Group. It is distributed for free to children in Toowoomba. To learn more, click the image below to access a full media package by David Iliffe Southern QLD ABC Radio

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