Our street library was originally inspired by TV Show ‘Better Home and Gardens’. They made a mini replica of the British Telephone booth. We decided to make ours a lot bigger, so it holds a lot more books. It is 98.5% scale to the real thing. We started construction in April and officially placed it and opened July 25, 2020. Everything is completely hand made from raw materials, cut, screwed together and all hand painted. Above all it was all constructed without any plans. We decided to embark on this adventure because we love to read and to give. The Corona Virus has given all of us time to reflect and time to do things that you wouldn’t normally have time for. We thought this will help bring some joy in these times to some people’s lives.
Our Mr. Gilbert is named after the architect of the traditional British telephone booth. He holds approx 250 to 300 books. He has a great variety from children’s, biographies, sport, fiction, non-fiction, general interest, craft and many more. He has a dedicated street light overhead and an internal ceiling light for nighttime browsing. Our Mr. Gilbert is a true one of a kind. He is looking forward to meeting you.
Located at:134 Barry Ave, Catherine Field N.S.W
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