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Author Q&A: Alice Pung

Author Q&A: Alice Pung

Congratulations to Alice Pung, whose exceptional tale of oppression and love ‘One Hundred Days’ has been shortlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Award. And a big Thank You to Alice for taking some time to tell us what she loves about books (lingering characters) and...

The Fascinating World of ‘Human Libraries’

The Fascinating World of ‘Human Libraries’

Dr Greg Watson first became aware of The Human Library more than a decade ago when searching for a PhD topic. Interested in social justice and human rights, he wanted to break down prejudices on a grassroots level. When he heard about The Human Library, an initiative...

Free toy library service has been launched

Free toy library service has been launched

It’s raining toys: Toy library launches at Morgan and Blanchetown Source: Children in the Morgan and Blanchetown areas will have access to a wide range of toys at no cost, as a free toy library service has been launched - ABC Riverland

Policing the street library

Policing the street library

On July 3, 2021, the official Twitter account for the Bloomington Minnesota Police Force asserted that several “thefts” had been occurring at several local street libraries. Attached was a deliciously… Source: Policing the street library

Come to the fish library

Come to the fish library

Deep in the bowels of the CSIRO building on Hobart's waterfront is a library like no other. At the Australian National Fish Collection, scientists study and lend out fish — just like library books. Source: Fancy borrowing a sawfish? Come to the fish library

Celebrating Gin Gin first Street Library

Celebrating Gin Gin first Street Library

Paint Gin Gin REaD is delighted to receive a donated Street Library.  Paint Gin Gin REaD is an early literacy community program that encourages the whole community to read, talk, sing, rhyme, draw and move with children from birth, so that they will be...

A poem about dreaming of a Street Library by Louise Healey

A poem about dreaming of a Street Library by Louise Healey

Street Library Dreaming by Louise Healey As the gentle light of morning beckons  plays around eyelids tightly shutThe arms of fluttering consciousness draw me slowly in a twilight between wakefulness and slumber This morning I dream of MY Street Library It...

Castle Cove Street Library 

Castle Cove Street Library 

This gorgeous Castle Cove neighbourhood can definitely pulls weight when it comes to the collective community effort! This Street Library was decorated by the local families in the local fruit & veggie co-op and they also kicked off the book donations. Are there...

The Human Library: Unjudge someone

The Human Library: Unjudge someone

Explore a diverse collection of ‘human books’ during this conversation-style storytelling event. ‘Human books’ are individual volunteers who share their story in conversations with small groups of readers. A few possible topics include race, gender, religion and...

Celebrating Country Women Association Blackall Street Library

Celebrating Country Women Association Blackall Street Library

Blackall is located in central-western Queensland, between Longreach and Charleville and 500 km south-west of Rockhampton. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, Blackall is known for its colour and culture. The town is the Arts Capital of the West, boasting an...

Celebrating Preston Beach Street Library

Celebrating Preston Beach Street Library

Street Library Australia (SLA) donated the library with the aim of engaging the community in the joy of reading. The Street Library in Preston Beach will benefit both locals and visitors to the town, and organiser Dr Sue van Leeuwen thanked SLA, FMG, Shire of Waroona...

Kings Cross Community Garden

Kings Cross Community Garden

A new community garden has grown from the rooftop of a Kings Cross (NSW) car park.Founding member Terry (left) and over 120 avid gardeners welcomed their newly installed Street Library. This wonderful community hub hopes to reduce social isolation and bring...

25 Words For Book Lovers – BOOKGLOW

25 Words For Book Lovers – BOOKGLOW

If you're a person who is passionately enthusiastic about books—otherwise known as a bibliolater—you should know these 25 words for book lovers. Source: 25 Words For Book Lovers - BOOKGLOW

Kyra shares her love of books with everyone

Kyra shares her love of books with everyone

Books have always had a special place in Kyra's heart. She has been a reader her entire life and is hoping to spread the love of reading with her whole community with her Street Library. Kyra is passionate about sharing the books she reads on her Instagram account...

Creative ways to decorate your home with old books

Creative ways to decorate your home with old books

Decorate your house in style using old books. Wondering how? Read these eight interesting and creative ways to decorate your home with old books. Source: Creative ways to decorate your home with old books

17 Quizzes For Huge Book Worms

17 Quizzes For Huge Book Worms

Don't mind me, I'm just taking a break from reading my book to take 100 quizzes. Source: 17 Quizzes For Huge Book Worms

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