The City Activation Team of the City of Ryde have installed this wonderful Street Library in the heart of Gladesville.
The library was designed and painted by the 2017 Year 6 students of Gladesville Public School under the guidance of Deputy Principal Mrs Elsinga.
The underwater theme was developed by Nina, Harper, Samuel, Amina and Amelia with the vision of bringing some life into Trim Place.
The City of Ryde is working with the community to share books and increase community activation through the installation of Street Libraries throughout our public domain.
The libraries work on an honesty system with the motto “Take a book; leave a book”.
Our Street libraries offer a range of benefits to the community including:
• Encouraging books to be recycled and shared;
• Providing any member of the community access to literature and the joys of reading;
• Providing opportunities for community members to meet, connect and socialise;
• Enlivening and activating public spaces.
Council’s City Activation team are leading the project which works with community groups to design and paint the libraries. A location for the street library is identified, and a suitable custodian of the street library is sourced. The custodian is typically a business that is located adjacent to the library whose role is to monitor and maintain the library, and communicate with Council.