Drummond Street South street library has an range of books and magazines for all ages and interests. Come and see what is available this week; leave a message in the book, and meet your neighbours. Ring our door bell and stay for tea and a chat.
We have a passion for reading and are always looking for book bargains. We are new to Ballarat and wanted to meet our neighbours. A street library seemed to be the ideal way to accomplish both. We can read lots of new books and meet our neighbours when they visit the library.
A visit to the nearby Daylesford Tip Shop provided a cooler with a glass door ($10) , and a ready formed “roof” (free). Some work cleaning the cooler, painting the roof, constructing new shelves and creating a solution to make sure the library would be safe and stable and the roof remain in place and we were ready to go.
We decided to have a “Grand Opening” and wrote an invitation which we leafleted to more than 200 households in our area. Two dozen people turned up to meet us and enjoy cake and tea/coffee. Everyone thought it was a great idea; and brought more books than they took home! The support has been confirmed by the comments left in our notebook.
Now that we have such a large stock of books they will be rotated on a weekly basis so if people don’t see what they like at first viewing they can come along and see what’s new the next week.