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...
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...