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Poirot – he is never wrong!!!

....but sometimes we are. If we've identified you as having an unregistered library, we apologise. Poirot is human, after all. Now you're here though.....would you like a Street...

The ABC asked 11 Australians why reading mattered to them

Forget watching television or browsing the internet — Australians rate reading as the leisure activity they enjoy the most. Whether it's escaping into a thriller or engaging with challenging literature, reading a dog-eared paperback or an e-book, Australians report...

Poirot – he is never wrong!!!

....but sometimes we are. If we've identified you as having an unregistered library, we apologise. Poirot is human, after all. Now you're here though.....would you like a Street...

The ABC asked 11 Australians why reading mattered to them

Forget watching television or browsing the internet — Australians rate reading as the leisure activity they enjoy the most. Whether it's escaping into a thriller or engaging with challenging literature, reading a dog-eared paperback or an e-book, Australians report...

Little Scholars Ashmore

In June, Little Scholars Ashmore (a daycare centre in Queensland) opened the first of their first Street Libraries. According to them, it's one of our favourite initiatives of 2017. It is such a simple, honest community driven initiative that promotes...

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...

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...

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