Elspeth Bowers is truly making a difference in literacy within the Mission community. She has worked with children in libraries and schools for more than 30 years and is renowned and sought after as a legendary storyteller. Elspeth has inspired generations of young children to love reading and literature. She mentors children and adults on what literature and art can encompass. She can never say no to being asked to speak to groups. She has impacted literacy among families at risk and young aboriginal parents. She has been the driving force behind Mission’s annual Literacy Fair. Her nominator says ‘her contribution to literacy has give this community a legacy that will grow from the roots she has planted.