The Little Library of Creativity was created by local artist Andrea and her neighbour Naomi, a writer. They both believe that everyone should have opportunities to be creative as it helps foster self-expression, connection to community, wellbeing and a sense of belonging.
It is full of books that inspire big, brave, creative and inclusive thinking and also bookmarks with ideas to think about and/or activities to try; ones that raise consciousness, provoke responses and collective action around themes of the environment, mindfulness, creativity.
It sits on Mooro Country, part of Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, at the top of a laneway that links two cul-de-sacs. The laneway is an important path for members of the community (and their dogs) walking to and from the many parklands in the suburb, the sports ground and the local shopping centre.
The library was built by the local Men’s Shed and decorated by Andrea and Naomi and their children using paints from the Tip Shop and leftovers from other projects. The images are things the makers love; cats, books, the endangered Ngoolarks (Black Cockatoos) and the Banksia flowers that the birds eat when they visit the laneway.