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BRISBANE STREET LIBRARIES

Do you have the need to read? You could head to Dymocks or a Council library, or there could be a micro library hiding somewhere on your street and you just don’t know it yet. ‘Street L… Source: BRISBANE STREET LIBRARIES

Celebrating Yvette our March Street Librarian

Celebrating Yvette our March Street Librarian

I first came across a Street Library a few years ago, on holidays in Gerringong NSW.  I fell in love with the idea and was then on the lookout for any others I might come across.  I live in Banks, the most southern suburb of Canberra. I hadn't noticed any other Street...

Meet George a Street Librarian from Adelaide

Meet George a Street Librarian from Adelaide

Hi I'm George or GG and welcome to my bibliotheca in the inner west of Adelaide! What an adventure it's been since I first dug a hole in November 2020.  I never would have imagined the library morphing into such a sizable collection!  But such has been the amazing...

Jill the Inner West Street Library Hunter

Jill the Inner West Street Library Hunter

Some people's hobbies are stamp collecting. Some collect coins or ornamental spoons or action figurines— things that indulge the collector and inspire them to continue their hobby. For inner west Sydney residence Jill, she loves walking the streets and hunting down...

Pick a Book in Phek Town, India

Pick a Book in Phek Town, India

Reviving reading one book at a time in Phek Town Nagaland, India. ‘Pick A Book’- a community-based Street Library project was founded by Vezito Tetseo and was officially opened on the 30th of January 2021. It's not just a Street Library but a community space where...

Celebrating Marburg Street Library

Celebrating Marburg Street Library

Our local community group Marburg and District Residents Association at the beginning of last year had discussed the possibility of having some sort of a lending library here in Marburg.  The mobile library which visited fortnightly had stopped coming as a new library...

Hordern House Rare Books

Hordern House Rare Books

This alluring and mysterious emporium trades in antique books and curiosities from Australia’s pre-federation history. Its treasures span the entire second floor of a converted Surry Hills warehouse, and – if you’ve got an appointment – you can sit in its grand...

4 ways to read more books this year

4 ways to read more books this year

BY HERBERT LUI4 MINUTE READ If you’ve decided to read more, you’re not alone. According to Statista in 2018, 23% of respondents resolved to read more in the new year. Yet reading surged in the early days of the pandemic, with 41% of respondents reporting reading more...

Q & A with Nick Earls

Q & A with Nick Earls

Meet Nick Earls, author of 27 books for adults, teenagers and children. Two of his books have been adapted into feature films, and five into stage plays. His most recent work is the award-winning novella series Wisdom Tree, described in the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘a...

Bieb Hunters of Amsterdam

Bieb Hunters of Amsterdam

  Travel to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), famous for canals, beautiful houses, 'coffee' shops, and now Minibiebs. 'Minibieb' is the Dutch version of a 'Street Library’'. The noun 'bieb' is a colloquialism for 'bibliotheek' ('library') and is the default in spoken...

Explore Guilford Young College

Explore Guilford Young College

Guilford Young College – Street Libraries Australia   Over the past two years, students of Guilford Young College in Hobart (TAS) undertaking the Exploring Issues in Society (EIS) Year 11 course have gifted 14 Street Libraries to various community members and...

Blind Date with a Book at your Street Library.

Blind Date with a Book at your Street Library.

Looking for the perfect date but also want to just curl up on the couch and read a good book?Take a chance on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day  We’re calling for Street Librarians and neighbourhood book sharers to create a love buzz by wrapping up books...

Meet Alan and his grandkids

Meet Alan and his grandkids

This wonderful Street Library is called one fish blue fish, books at 55. Alan the Street Librarian shares his story with us. Our street is a short distance from The Kingsford Smith school serving years K- 10. Accordingly, we have a range of ages walking past our...

Australia just got its first kitchen library

Australia just got its first kitchen library

Keen cooks on a shoestring budget have long known that their local libraries offer a treasure trove of cookbooks. But sometimes they're short of the sophisticated suite of appliances needed to make the recipes they find - from blenders and dehydrators to slow cookers,...

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