Reading and enjoying books at any age is such a pleasure, whether you enjoy fact or fiction, reading alone or together we look forward to continuing a connection through books and reading. Everyone is welcome to take a book or leave some books that can be shared and enjoyed for many reads to come!
We are very excited to finally have our ‘Street Library’ up and running!
Our Street Library has been a wonderful project that has involved our children, educators and even our families. We already had a ‘book exchange’ program within the centre which was very popular, and this inspired us to take our passion for literacy out into the community. We started this project back in 2019, planning and collaborating with the children on how to implement our own library at the centre. We were ready to launch our Street Library when COVID19 started in March 2020.
Our Street Library has been purchased from ‘Street Library Inc.’ which is a not for profit charity. We choose ‘The Shed’ style library as it has been made and designed by the Men’s Shed in Kuringai which is fairly close to the centre.
Our children and educators worked together to build our Street Library and decide on external design, favourite books became our theme. Our children voted for their favourite books, the winning titles were ‘The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle’ and ‘Where is the green sheep by Mem Fox.’
Our educators voted for ‘Be a friend by Salina Yoon’ and ‘The Rainbow Serpent by Dick Roughsey’. This collaborative task inspired the design and decorating of our Street Library and the children, our educators and families are so excited to see it up and already in use.
We would love our families and community to share books through our Street Library.