Street Library was created with three goals in mind:

1. To encourage literacy

“The more you read, the more things you will know… The more you learn, the more places you will go…”

Books have the power to transport people to a different world, experience the impossible, and unlock people’s potential.

The hope is that one day, a little boy with no books in his house can pass by a local Street Library and discover a new world of opportunities.

2. To encourage community

We at Street Library have the simple goal of bringing neighborhoods all over Australia closer together. We aim to build an Australian based movement that motivates people to engage with their community in a positive and easy way.

When people take a book and leave a book, they create a cycle of generosity that allows them to share what they love with those around them.

By participating in the Street Library movement, you too can help encourage reading, encourage sharing, and encourage community.

3. To register Street Libraries all around the country

We’re mapping out Street Libraries across the country so that communities can find information on the libraries accessible to them. To achieve this goal we need your help and we ask that you register your Street Libraries via our website, or report unregistered libraries via Snap Send Solve. Together we can map them all!

Street Library Incorporated now has deductible gift recipient (DGR), which means any donations you make will be tax deductible. Find more information about the objectives and mission of this project here.