Book lovers have a new reason to head to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – a street library where they can swap and share stories.
The street library is a CPAC look-a-like, stocked up with books donated by staff and recently retired books from Liverpool City Council libraries.
CPAC director Craig Donarski invited the community to come and celebrate the new street library at the revamped BellBird Dining and Bar.
“I can’t think of a nicer place to grab a book and a coffee than the leafy surrounds of Casula Powerhouse and BellBird,” Mr Donarski said.
“Street Libraries are becoming a common trend on the streets of Sydney, which is embraced from the US by The Little Library movement.
“Commuters, neighbours and all people passing by are welcome to browse, borrow, return or exchange books, without needing to register for a library card.”
Liverpool City Libraries manager David Sharman said the library donated some of the items for the street library.
“This is a great way for the community to recycle their old books and give them a new lease on life,” Mr Sharman said.
“Anyone who wants to start a street library in their own area can get in touch with Liverpool City Library for a donation to get started.”
Designed and built by Casula Powerhouse gardener Lauren Booth, the Street Library is up and ready for those who are passionate and love to read.