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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...

Art From Old Books

Art From Old Books

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

What does reading on screens do to our brains?

What does reading on screens do to our brains?

Watch the "What does reading on screens do to our brains?" video at BBC Ideas. Explore other related content via our curated "The Open University" playlist. Source: What does reading on screens do to our brains? - BBC Ideas

The 25 Most Iconic Book Covers in History

The 25 Most Iconic Book Covers in History

  First things first. What makes a book cover iconic? There are no hard and fast rules, of course—like anything else, you know it when you see it. But in order to compile this list, I looked for reco… Source: The 25 Most Iconic Book Covers in History

Little library of joy

Little library of joy

Olly Downie has set up a street library in Sunbury. (Damjan Janevski) 248391_01 Sunbury resident Olly Downie has always loved literature. “I had a habit when I used to travel overseas, once I’d finished reading a book I’d write the date I’d travelled to and from that...

Booklover extraordinaire

Booklover extraordinaire

I have always loved reading, and a few years ago I started an Instagram account to share my love of books (come find me at www.instagram.com/katie.reads.things!). Since then, my bookshelf has been overflowing with books that I've picked up on recommendations from...

A Street Library Bearing Gift of Books

A Street Library Bearing Gift of Books

I first had the idea for a Street Library back in 2019 and because I publish children’s fiction and love reading and encouraging children to read, I decided it was time to put one up in our own front yard. Then with COVID, it was even more important to make sure that...

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

The children at Camelia Avenue Childcare Centre  in Everton Hills have been hard at work constructing their very own community hub! Located outside the centre, the hub contains a herb garden, community composting site, worm farm, street library, and even a toy...

Do you live in Hornsby Shire?

Do you live in Hornsby Shire?

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Hornsby Shire Council, we're in a position to give 20 FREE Street Libraries to budding librarians who live in that local government area. This is a $300 Street Library for just $0.....all you have to do is install it - and love it! The...

Cats and Books

Cats and Books

The Relationship Between Famous Writers & Their Cats   Writers Write is a resource for writers. We’ve put together a post on the relationship between famous writers and their cats. Writers and cats have always shared a special bond. Alison Nastasi has written...

Celebrating the Grant Family

Celebrating the Grant Family

    I work at The Agency Real Estate in sales and have always noticed that buyers make comments on homes that have Street Libraries nearby. It can be a symbol of a friendly and safe community.   We live in Naremburn and wanted to bring that same sense...

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