An idea by a nine-year-old local schoolgirl has led to the creation of Ku-ring-gai’s first official street library at Warrimoo Avenue in St Ives. Have you spotted a yellow box on a street near you? Or a colourful wooden hut stuffed with tempting books to leaf through? If so, you might have seen a Street Library. These clever ‘take a book, leave a book’ borrowing systems are popping up all over Sydney, and the latest is in St Ives. And the person behind its appearance is a local student! The Street Library set up in St Ives Creative student Averie Sun thought of the idea for a Ku-ring-gai street library after reading about an example of a mobile library in the Northern Territory, a similar venture which had the support of its local council. According to her mother Ariel, Averie is a fervent reader and loves ‘sharing with other kids the joy she finds in reading.’ “After seeing what had happened in Darwin, her words to me were “If they can do it, why can’t we do it?” She was so excited

Source: Read all about it! Communal street library opens in St Ives | North Shore Mums

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