Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia

About the community

The Port Adelaide/Enfield area is located in the north-western suburbs of Adelaide, about eight kilometres from the CBD. The estimated resident population is 120,427, which is the third highest of any Council in the state.

It has a rich and diverse range of communities with multicultural and Indigenous backgrounds.

Port Adelaide Enfield and the Let's Read program

The Port Adelaide Enfield community commenced delivering Let’s Read in August 2010. Let’s Read is currently being offered through Libraries, both DECD and Non-DECD Children Centre’s and Kindergartens.


Community stories

Port Adelaide Enfield Library community partners promote literacy to families through their programs for the early years.  They run “Baby Bounce” sessions which are designed especially for children aged 0-2 years. This program introduces children to the joys of language by sharing:  stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, music and songs.  Another program the libraries run is for pre-school aged children called Preschool Story Time which introduces children and caregivers to a wide variety of books.   

These programs give the library staff the opportunity to talk about literacy and the information in the packs for families.   The parents always love the packs and are grateful to receive them. The Let's Read resources are particularly useful at the libraries that are more multicultural, as the books also help the parents learn to read English.

September 2018

Key contact

The Smith Family