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12 books by Indigenous authors you should read next.

12 books by Indigenous authors you should read next.

We're in the middle of NAIDOC week - a time to learn more about about the First Nations people who have inhabited this country for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week. Source: 12 books by Indigenous authors you should read next.

Interesting facts about books and reading

Interesting facts about books and reading

The word 'Library' is derived from the Latin word 'Liber' which means “book”. Meanwhile, according to Britannica.com the 'Latinized Greek word, bibliotheca, is the origin of the word for library in German, Russian, and the Romance languages'. Source: The word...

Welcome to Henson Street Library

Henson Street Library was given to me (Jess) as the kit version of The Shed for my 30th birthday. I am an avid reader with a very strong passion for a circular economy and community engagement. You will find my Stree Library on Henson Street in Marrickville,...

Street Library Love in Sydney’s Lockdown

During the Sydney lockdown, my local daily exercise companion Ruth and I have hit the pavement to spot as many Street Libraries as we can. I must say we are getting rather good at it! One of my favourites is called the Book House in Annandale  - such a perfect name....

Be part of the Street Library Sydney University Study

Be part of the Street Library Sydney University Study

Street Library Australia is working with Dr Peter Chen of the University of Sydney to undertake the first ever study of Street Libraries and Street Librarians in this country.  This research will tell us a lot about our community of street librarians and the work they...

Celebrating our 3,000th registered Street Library

Celebrating our 3,000th registered Street Library

  Grandma Rosie’s Childcare Centre Dapto is... Fun A beautiful place A good place to play We chose to display a street library because... To bring books in We like street libraries We can play with it We can get books and read them and take them from Grandma...

Street Libraries on the playground!

Street Libraries on the playground!

It's no secret that we love to read at Ascham, and we regularly encourage our students to read for pleasure. The School has three libraries full to the brim with books, books, books! Recently, the Ascham Parents' Association generously donated three street libraries...

Free Book Folding Patterns 

Free Book Folding Patterns 

Quarantine is the perfect time to craft and clear out your bookshelf—so why not do both with some free book folding patterns? Source: Free Book Folding Patterns to Do While Social Distancing | Book Riot

Art From Old Books

Art From Old Books

  Artists give old books an amazing second life. Source: Art From Old Books • Insteading

Meet Amanda our July Street Librarian of the Month

Meet Amanda our July Street Librarian of the Month

We started the Little Lappo Street Library in 2017. We’re a corner block on a relatively busy footpath. As a public librarian myself, I’m passionate about sharing books and making sure that people have easy, inexpensive access to books. I have seen first-hand how...

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