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Thank You, Kim!

Thank You, Kim!

Many of you who have purchased items via our website this past couple of years may well have received a lovely, handwritten note from our volunteer, Kim. Kim has been a regular and welcome visitor to our shopfront/warehouse space, where she has generously donated her...

Street Library of the Moment: Pluto’s Little Library

Street Library of the Moment: Pluto’s Little Library

Current Status: Busily donating libraries to individuals and not-for-profit organisations with a drive to promote literacy and create community connections. Applications are always welcome via our website - which is how we found one of our newest Street Librarian… ...

Wanted: Street Library Users

Wanted: Street Library Users

Do you regularly take, give and share books via the Street Library network?  Martyn Lyons, from the University of New South Wales, is compiling a research paper on the use of Street Libraries and is looking to conduct short, in-person interviews with regular borrowers...

Volunteer Wanted – Skilled Woodworking Involved!

Volunteer Wanted – Skilled Woodworking Involved!

Street Library Australia is inviting Expressions of Interest for a Volunteer Woodworker/Handy Person to help us with Mounting Post and Mobile Stand material sourcing and construction in Sydney. We estimate the tasks will take approximately 2 days to complete, 2-3...

Patron Update: New Work by Tim Winton

Patron Update: New Work by Tim Winton

Exciting reports have emerged around Juice, a new novel by the inimitable Australian author and Street Library Australia patron, Tim Winton.  To be published in October, the novel tells the story of two fugitives - a man and a child - as they drive all night across a...

Moving? Stay In Touch!

Moving? Stay In Touch!

Are you moving? Have you re-homed your Street Library? Is it down temporarily for repairs? Or maybe you've given it a delightful new paint job that you want to share with us! Keep us posted - we’ll update our map listings to avoid disappointment for those who might be...

Fourteen Days Winners

Fourteen Days Winners

Back in February we teamed up with Penguin Random-House Australia to give away 10 copies of Fourteen Days, a collaborative novel led and edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, and an ode to the power of storytelling and human connection. Congratulations to the...

Melbourne Meet Up – Saturday March 30 at 10.30am

Melbourne Meet Up – Saturday March 30 at 10.30am

Melbourne! Street Library Australia is proposing a meet up for Victoria-based Street Librarians who want to learn a little more about the potential impacts of the Street Library movement, as well as anyone who is simply considering becoming a Street Librarian.  Hosted...

Fourteen Days Giveaway

Fourteen Days Giveaway

Fourteen Days is a collaborative novel led and edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston.  One week into lockdown, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment building start to gather on the rooftop to tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbours...

Announcing Our 2023 Street Library Of The Year

Announcing Our 2023 Street Library Of The Year

Huge love and congratulations to Street Librarian Debbie and Mannuem Community Street Library aka The Arthouse/Outhouse in Mannuem, QLD! When this unique and special Street Library popped up on the Street Library Australia map last year, we knew it was something very...

Street Library of the Moment – The Willowbank Bookery

Street Library of the Moment – The Willowbank Bookery

Let’s take a moment to welcome The Willowbank Bookery to the Street Library Community! Situated in Brown Hill, Vic, this Street Library was established by Street Librarians Annie & Tim to create connections within their neighbourhood. “We are situated in an area...

Street Libraries on Bump

Street Libraries on Bump

We’re currently feeling a warm glow of recognition thanks to Bump on Stan who saw fit to write a Street Library-inspired montage into Ep 5 of the program’s new series. Yay! No spoiler alerts here - you’ll have to watch it for yourselves to gain context - but we’re...

Snap Send Solve This Holidays

Snap Send Solve This Holidays

Snap Send Solve makes it simple to do your bit, on the go. Their business is keeping shared spaces safe, clean and great to be in, and we’re very grateful that this extends to reporting unregistered Street Libraries.   Helping us to map unregistered Street Libraries...