In 2018, Fiveways Fairytales was planned and painted by a team of Year 6 Library Monitors of Denistone East Public School under the supervision of Teacher Librarian, Jo Armstrong. The fairytale theme was designed by Bella, Briella, Mikayla, Piper, Sarah, and Tanisha. Panels of the Street Library include scenes from Rapunzel, Jack and the Bean Stalk, as well as The Little Mermaid.

We are so happy and grateful to provide this wonderful asset to the community!
Thanks to the artists at Denistone East Public School, as well as our custodian Sasha and his team at Enhance Physiotherapy.

The City of Ryde is working with the community to share books through the installation of Street Libraries in our public domain.

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.

This project aims to increase community activation through installing Street Libraries throughout our public domain. The libraries work on an honesty system with the motto “Take a book; leave a book”.

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.

For more information on the City of Ryde Street Library projects, please visit

Located at: 290 North Road, Eastwood, NSW, Australia