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Looking After Your Street Library

Looking After Your Street Library

How’s your Street Library looking? Do you want to show it some love? Or, hands up if you’re sick of the endless rain and the damage it’s doing to properties, communities and Street Libraries around the country? Hello there! Books remain our friends throughout time and...

Gulp. Did somebody say ‘Christmas’?

Gulp. Did somebody say ‘Christmas’?

Street Libraries make fantastic gifts that literally keep on giving, not just to your loved ones, but to the wider community. More and more we’re finding that people are purchasing Street Libraries for others. At Christmas time when we tend towards over-consumption,...

Welcome, Honeybee!

Welcome, Honeybee!

The Honeybee Library in Middle Ridge, QLD, is one of the newer libraries on the literary block and Street Librarian Jo says that while the painting and decorating of the library was a passion project for her family, establishing the library itself has been a real...

WardellCORE – Fostering a Resilient Community

WardellCORE – Fostering a Resilient Community

Our thoughts are with the community of Wardell on the NSW North Coast who have experienced the full effect of the flooding in Northern New South Wales this year.  WardellCORE is a community-centred recovery and service hub focused on the wellbeing and social care....

The Tale of Tony Teddy Street Library

The Tale of Tony Teddy Street Library

A very wise teacher once said that a Street Library is a tiny vestibule of literary generosity. Hilltop Child Care Centre’s Tony Teddy Street Library in Merrylands, NSW,  is strong testament to this idea and has taken it a step further. The centre’s staff are all too...

Geocaching x Street Libraries

Geocaching x Street Libraries

Unearthing literary discoveries in your local Street Library is super-exciting, but for many individuals finding a Geocache inside a Street Library is next level! Geocaching is a real-world outdoor adventure played all over the world. Participants use the Geocaching...

Double the Street Libraries

Double the Street Libraries

We were pretty thrilled to read in the Ballarat Courier recently that the Street Library population in Ballarat, VIC, has more than doubled since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  There aren’t many figures that have come with the pandemic that we welcome or...

The Sydney Library of Things

The Sydney Library of Things

The Sydney Library of Things is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a sustainable and sharing community. Source: Home - The Sydney Library of Things

Have you heard of Books on the Rail?

Have you heard of Books on the Rail?

Books on the Rail encourages Aussie Book Ninjas to take a book from a train, read it and then return it for someone else to enjoy. Source: Books on the Rail | About

Celebrating Robert & Cooper

Celebrating Robert & Cooper

Meet Robert, Street Librarian, author, and proud dog dad to Cooper the Beagle. Situated in Cherrybrook, Robert received his Street Library, Manuka Honey Reading, at no cost to him as part of Hornsby Council’s Street Library Council Grant Pack.  Robert (and Cooper)...

Farewell, Cecile!

Farewell, Cecile!

Street Library would like to express huge gratitude and love for our outgoing GM, Cecile, who has generously poured her personality, creativity and love of books into Street Library from the organisation’s very beginning. Street Library Founder, Nic Lowe, says: “I’ve...

REaD with Contact & Street Library Australia

REaD with Contact & Street Library Australia

Congratulations to the residents of Wanaaring in remote New South Wales, who recently celebrated the addition of mobile Street Libraries to their community, made possible by Street Library’s donation program. Street Library Australia has partnered with the region’s...

Big Weekend of Books – ABC Radio National

Big Weekend of Books – ABC Radio National

ABC RN's on-air writers' festival is back for its third year! The Big Weekend of Books is two jam-packed days of conversations with writers you love and others you're going to love, on August 6 and 7 on your radio, online and via the ABC listen app. Source: Big...

Fundraising at Dido Street Early Learning Centre

Fundraising at Dido Street Early Learning Centre

Congratulations to the children of Dido St Early Learning Centre in Kiama, NSW, on Wodiwodi land, who held a pie drive to raise the funds to purchase the Two Story House Street Library. Families of children who attend the service as well as the wider...

Dreaming with eyes open – Welcome to Book Week 2022

Dreaming with eyes open – Welcome to Book Week 2022

Dreaming with eyes open is the theme for Book Week 2022 and we are celebrating this iconic event with a 10% discount on our most popular Street Library, The Shed, for all schools, P&Cs, pre schools, childcare, and family day care centres.

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