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Meet the homeless man who offered book reviews instead of begging

“I left my job and couldn’t afford rent anymore – I lost everything. While living on the streets I noticed how many beggars there were getting money for nothing on street corners. I thought I could be different and actually give people something worthwhile – like a...

10 ways to take a good picture of your Street Library

Hi, it's Nic from Street Library. This post should help you take a great picture of your Street Library. Composition tip #1: Have people standing next to your library.  Without people, a street library is simply a decorated wooden box! Taking a picture of your library...

Hark The Sydney Morning Herald

Recently the cover story of The Sydney Morning Herald, the street library trend is gathering attention from communities all across Australia. Why is that? Because they provide their users with indefinite value, and they do so indiscriminately....

Book Sharing in Boronia Park

With the help of local public school students, a vibrant street library has been constructed for the Boronia Park Village Centre. This home for books allows individuals of all ages to take and leave books at their leisure. New life may now be found in the area as many...

Bondi Book Exchange

A growing book exchange in Bondi Junction has captured local attention. Adults and children alike are supporting and participating in this wonderful system. Street Libraries are ensuring that books are made freely available for everyone, one community at a time....

10 ways to take a good picture of your Street Library

Hi, it's Nic from Street Library. This post should help you take a great picture of your Street Library. Composition tip #1: Have people standing next to your library.  Without people, a street library is simply a decorated wooden box! Taking a picture of your library...

A house without books is like a body without a soul

Street libraries are, essentially, a box of books, planted in your (or your neighbour’s) front yard, accessible from the street - Nic Lowe. This shows your love for the community and your care towards nature. After all, what could be more kind than sharing your good...

Buddy ­Reading Bench

Reading has been made cool at the Moorebank primary school with the introduction of the new concept street libraries and introducing buddy bench. This buddy bench ­reduce feelings of isolation and promote empathy and friendships in the playground. Read more at Daily...

Little Weather Proof Houses

These little weather proof houses (street libraries) connecting neighbours to share books and re-use economy Books. These books are free to borrow and everybody is encouraged to add books to the local street library. Have a look what Byron Shire Council says about...

Street Libraries are connecting communities

Street Libraries are connecting the communities together. Neighbours are coming outside their houses to give away free books and borrow the books for free. This great idea is strengthening the community bonds and letting people know about each other. Kinderling sheds...

Pim Sarti – a Street Library Artist

Pim Sarti is painting a library for the Pearl Beach community (NothernNSW) and she has done a wonderful job so far. Pim describes herself as being: Influenced by the impressionist and inspired by current artists such as Margaret Olley and Will Robinson. Working in...

Do you live in Waverley Council?

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Waverley Council, we're in a position to give 10 deeply discounted Street Libraries to budding librarians who live in that local government area. This is a $300 street library for just $10.. The program is open to anyone in the area -...

Are you a Bookish Fool?

Bookish fools The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth – even for those who hate to read. It is Saturday, 1 November 2014. I am book-browsing at Barnes and Noble on Fifth Avenue in New York City when my attention is caught...

Piddington Pages

Craig Campbell and his family have set up a street library called "Piddington Pages" in the Brisbane area. They started with a door from a renovation project and built the library around the feature. Craig was interviewed by ABC Brisbane about his Street Library....

Warracknabeal Street Libraries

Street Library has been working with the Warracknabeal WORDS team and local Men's Sheds to encourage reading and community spirit in the area. Street Libraries are beautiful homes for books, planted in your front yard. They invite your neighbours to share the joys of...

A sTREEt Library to behold

Here at Street Library we are always astonished by the creativity that goes into building all projects. We are always looking for interesting ways in which to share books with communities. Then we came across this; a carved out tree that holds books in Berlin! A...

A great DIY project

An interesting article about using salvaged materials to build a Street Library When Jason’s niece asked him to create a library for her street, he realized that some of the leftover materials he had around his studio would be perfect for the project. With some clever...

Is this the most northern Street Library in Australia?

Wow! We have our first Street Library within the Torres Strait Islands. The library is located on Horn Island. The island itself has a population of approximately 650 people and has a rich history in gold, pearling and fishing. Horn Island owns one of the only...

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