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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

The Limitless Library by Sharon Baldwin

The Limitless Library by Sharon Baldwin

  Oliver T. would rather read with the book club or work on his graphic novel series than join the Gardeneers outside. But Ms Quincy thinks a street library will break down borders and bring everyone together. Will the book club recruit some new members? Or will...

Meet Sharon our February Street Librarian of the Month

Meet Sharon our February Street Librarian of the Month

My Street Library on Delgado sits on a busy corner outside our home in a small northern coastal suburb in Perth, Western Australia. It is readily accessible for people making their way home or visiting the Iluka foreshore and beach close by. I guess I can blame social...

Are you fully booked this Valentine’s Day?

Are you fully booked this Valentine’s Day?

  Looking for the perfect date but also want to just curl up on the couch and read a good book? Take a chance on a blind date with a book this Valentine’s Day  We’re calling for Street Librarians and neighbourhood book sharers to create a love buzz by wrapping up...

Dolly Parton to spark Cessnock imaginations

Dolly Parton to spark Cessnock imaginations

Cessnock City Council has launched the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for 2022 – an innovative book gifting project aiming to improve the literacy levels of young children across the Cessnock Local Government Area. Initiated by the international country music...

The mystery library that has wowed the internet

New York: On the first Tuesday of the year, author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photograph of an avid reader’s dream library. Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps, almost every surface of the room is covered with books. There are books on...

New Bookish Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

New Bookish Podcasts to Listen to in 2022

Want some new bookish podcasts in your feed? We've got some new ones hot off the press for 2022 to recommend! Source: New Bookish Podcasts to Listen to in 2022 | Book Riot

Celebrating Bellbrae Primary Street Library

Celebrating Bellbrae Primary Street Library

We would like to thank Street Library very much for the donation as winners of the CBCA (VIC Branch) 2021 Book Week competition. The students at Bellbrae Primary were very excited that they won the competition.  Some grade 6 students painted the Street Library before...

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