As part of Book Week celebrations, the Beaconsfield Child and Family Centre have launched a new community street library.
Donated by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the weatherproof library means that books can be borrowed, returned or donated by members of the public at any time.
Centre leader Stewart Bell said this was an important part of part of learning and development.
“For us, Book Week is about celebrating some of our favourite books and the benefits of reading in the early years,” he said.
“We know how important reading from an early age is for early literacy development, but also for promoting brain development, creativity, and also bonding with your child.
“Our children and families had a wonderful time decorating the library and we’re really proud of it.
“We’re excited for families to start using it and also hope it will encourage families to also take full advantage of all the services the local library can offer, which is a great asset to the community.”