In 2020, Milkwood committed to a major revitalisation of its library. The renovations were completed by local artists and builders, transforming the school library into a creative, inspired space for children to engage with storytelling.

The expansion of the Library collection through an anti-oppressive lens, included significant investment in:

  • Representation of contemporary Indigenous texts and books which represent diverse First Nations narratives.
  • Representation of diversity in authors, protagonists and themes in fiction texts, including representation of Indigenous and culturally diverse voices, strength-based portrayals of gender diversity and LGBTIQ+ families.
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction books which highlight the achievements of women in STEAM.
  • Addressing gender representation in the Non-Fiction History genre.
  • Addressing visibility and access to non-text based narratives, including oral histories, storytelling through art, music and dance, graphic novels, and print texts recommended as best practice for students with print disabilities.