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Meet Jess our April Street Librarian of the Month

Meet Jess our April Street Librarian of the Month

Henson Street Library was given to Jess as a flat pack kit version of The Shed for my 30th birthday. She is an avid reader with a very strong passion for circular economy and community engagement. You will find her Street Library on Henson Street in Marrickville,...

Street Library School Fundraiser Program

Street Library School Fundraiser Program

Are you are looking for a fast, simple and profitable fundraising program for your school? Do you wish to engage and give everyone access to books in your community? Start a Street Library school fundraising program at your school. It is guaranteed to put a smile on...

Meet Toni a Street Library Hunter

Meet Toni a Street Library Hunter

I started visiting my local street libraries after an end of year clear out left me with about 30 books that I wanted to donate. In trying to find out where I could donate them I learned that there are about 80 street libraries within a two hour drive of home! So, I...

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day

Help address loneliness across Australia and build the communities you want to live in, one relationship at a time. Source: Neighbour Day

Book Bikes – Girls Reading to Succeed

Book Bikes – Girls Reading to Succeed

This Project will run a bicycle library in 6 low income communities of Lahore, Pakistan and will provide a rich supply of books to 300 children on average. This is an action to bring smiles to children stuck at home in times of covid; battling mental stress,...

You Can Sleep Over in This 130-Year-Old Library

You Can Sleep Over in This 130-Year-Old Library

Have you ever dreamt of spending a night in a cozy library? Gladstone’s Library in Northern Wales, UK is making those dreams come true. This 130-year-old library doubles as an adorable bed and breakfast — as well as a retreat for writers, readers, and curious...

Staying in a Japanese book hotel

Staying in a Japanese book hotel

Sleeping between the bookshelves might sound like a fantasy, but in Japan this can be a reality thanks to unique book-themed hotels. https://www.jrpass.com/blog/staying-in-a-japanese-book-hotel

May Gibbs’ picture book published for the first time in Australia

May Gibbs’ picture book published for the first time in Australia

Long before Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs wrote a book about “a dear, nice little girl” and her dog, who get lost and have quite the adventure trying to find each other. More than 100 years after the book became the first written and illustrated by the beloved...

Building diversity one book at a time

Building diversity one book at a time

We are Emily (my partner), Eef (me) and Mila (my 9yo daughter). We recently moved into the area buying our house together to start a new chapter in our lives. The Street Library project is our offering to our new community as a "hello" and invitation to connect...

Greetings from Norway

Greetings from Norway

Saltholmen Byttebibliotek In a tiny coastal village of Saltholmen, on the small island of Saltnes (3.5 hours south of Oslo, Norway) lives Rudi the Street Librarian. He  is passionate about keeping a well stocked “Byttebibliotek” (Street Library) for his community of...

A vision for the future to give everyone access to books.

A vision for the future to give everyone access to books.

Why did the council decide to start a Street Library? Waratah-Wynyard Council has a vision to encourage the exchange of reading materials and foster a sense of community through the provision of the little street libraries. The hope is to get people engaged with books...

February is the month of love

February is the month of love

Love is in the air in the month of February Valentine's Day is not just about giving chocolates, gifts or cards it is all about fostering love with people in your community.Discovering a Street Library is like a warm embrace when you open the door of any Street...

Are Screens Robbing Us of Our Capacity for Deep Reading?

Are Screens Robbing Us of Our Capacity for Deep Reading?

The proportion of Americans who read books for pleasure is now at its lowest level ever recorded. The American Time Use Survey—which studies a representative sample of 26,000 Americans—found that b… Source: Are Screens Robbing Us of Our Capacity for Deep Reading?

World of the book 2022

World of the book 2022

A one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today. Visit the State Library of Victoria Source: World of the book 2022

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