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Bluey: Born Yesterday

Bluey: Born Yesterday

    Dad pretends he was born yesterday. Bluey and Bingo have to guide him through his second day on Earth, especially when he discovers food is delicious and steals Lucky's Dad's pie. Source: Bluey: Born Yesterday

Indonesia: Exchanging plastic for books

Indonesia: Exchanging plastic for books

A librarian on the Indonesian island of Java has started a mobile library, lending children books in exchange for trash. It develops their awareness of the environment — and they get to read more at the same time.

Drag queens give stories some sparkle in Brattleboro

Drag queens give stories some sparkle in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Children gathered at the Sanctuary of Epsilon Spires on Saturday, ready for an afternoon story time filled with glamour and sparkle. The stories were being read by drag Source: Drag queens give stories some sparkle in Brattleboro

Being a Librarian: Expectations vs. Reality

Being a Librarian: Expectations vs. Reality

When I speak with people who aren’t librarians, I often hear notions about what it’s like to be a librarian that are simply incorrect. Source: Being a Librarian: Expectations vs. Reality

Nominate your Street Library of the Year for 2021

Nominate your Street Library of the Year for 2021

We love seeing Street Libraries popping up all around Australia. Here is your chance to celebrate them by nominating a Street Library in your community. They will go into the draw to win amazing prizes from local shops around us. Why not tell your family and friends...

Enter the overgrown tunnel of plants into Montrose’s Lost Books

Enter the overgrown tunnel of plants into Montrose’s Lost Books

  There are no signs. There is no phone number. There is no website. But as you walk through Instagram-enabled plants and green tunnels, you’ll come across the world of Lost Books. Located in Montrose, northeastern Los Angeles County, the shop opened quietly in...

Books in Bloom

Books in Bloom

Emerald Queensland is known for its abundance of natural minerals, including gems. A recent gem, in the form of a Street Library has been added to the crown of this central highlands region. The Street Library has been set up by Peter and Alicia who are both teachers...

Celebrating First Education

Celebrating First Education

Celebrating First Education a tutoring service who is passionate about learning and engaging their community. They recently launched four Street Libraries outside their centre's to encourage everyone in the neighbourhood to grab a book and maybe learn something new in...

The Mystery of Henri Pick

The Mystery of Henri Pick

An editor discovers a masterpiece among a pile of rejected manuscripts. She tries to track down its unknown author, who may already be dead. Source: The Mystery of Henri Pick

Bringing joy to the community

Bringing joy to the community

Hi. Vikki and Jim here. Our little street library is in Avonsleigh near Emerald, in Victoria (Puffing Billy turf!). We live on a pretty quiet dirt road, so we don't get as much foot traffic for the street library as we used to at our old address, (before we moved...

Meet Elise and Kris

Meet Elise and Kris

  Our Street Library is in East Brisbane's Gabba precinct. Gabba in Turrbal language simply means 'place' and we definitely feel that the library has added a sense of place to our neighbourhood. With the Olympics set to be hosted in our front yard it is so...

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