Come and visit our little library!
I put a notice on Buy Nothing Ringwood East facebook page and a local builder (who I didn’t know) volunteered to build our library. He made it from recycled materials recovered from house building projects in our local area and another anonymous volunteer paid for the perspex door.
My 9yr old and her friend spent a few hours painting it – inspired by the gum trees in our neighbourhood. When we explained our project to the lady at the paint shop, she waived the rules about selling paint pre-mixed, and instead gave us a few vials of colours with which we could mix into the paint base ourselves. This made it more economical and more fun to paint as we mixed different shades of colours.
The library was quickly stocked with books from our local community, as a notice about it went on our school’s facebook page.
It started a month before Coronavirus hit and the public libraries closed down – so it became even more valuable.
Kids, adults, dog-walkers, city-commuters and all the neighbours enjoy our library.
It’s often accompanied by a container of herbs and sometimes some fresh eggs for people to take and enjoy.