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The libraries of things bringing back neighbourhood sharing

The libraries of things bringing back neighbourhood sharing

Two new community initiatives offering the opportunity to borrow everything from chainsaws to party supplies are aiming to reduce waste and bring back the tradition of neighbourhood sharing. Source: The libraries of things bringing back neighbourhood sharing

SICS Radio – Community Value in Street Libraries

SICS Radio – Community Value in Street Libraries

Street libraries offer communities an alternative and sustainable venue for finding and reusing books, supporting literacy at the ground (or street) level. In SICS Radio’s 3rd broadcast celebrating Social Sciences Week, we discuss how Social Science helps us...

Double the Street Libraries

Double the Street Libraries

We were pretty thrilled to read in the Ballarat Courier recently that the Street Library population in Ballarat, VIC, has more than doubled since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  There aren’t many figures that have come with the pandemic that we welcome or...

Street Libraries Front Page News in Blackall

Street Libraries Front Page News in Blackall

Remember the wonderful women of the Blackall Country Women's Association (CWA)? These ladies have partnered with Street Library Australia to establish Libraries in the outback town of Blackall, in Queensland, along the banks of the Barcoo River. We're thrilled about a...

Big Weekend of Books – ABC Radio National

Big Weekend of Books – ABC Radio National

ABC RN's on-air writers' festival is back for its third year! The Big Weekend of Books is two jam-packed days of conversations with writers you love and others you're going to love, on August 6 and 7 on your radio, online and via the ABC listen app. Source: Big...

The world’s most wonderful libraries: the readers’ picks

The world’s most wonderful libraries: the readers’ picks

Earlier this year, The Financial Times published its selection of member’s libraries around the globe. It promoted a flurry of responses regarding remarkable reading rooms. Here are some favourites… Source: The world’s most wonderful libraries: the readers’...

Sharing a love of reading | Northern

Sharing a love of reading | Northern

  Kalkallo resident Anna Navarro (pictured), has started a street library, to share her love of reading with the neighbourhood. Ms […] Source: Sharing a love of reading | Northern

Street Libraries connecting Real Agents with their communities

Street Libraries connecting Real Agents with their communities

When LJ Hooker Avalon Beach real estate agent Danielle Forde decided to help her local café with a special project, she discovered a love of books that would connect her to her community in the most unique way. Source: Street Libraries connecting agents with their...

Little library of joy

Little library of joy

Olly Downie has set up a street library in Sunbury. (Damjan Janevski) 248391_01 Sunbury resident Olly Downie has always loved literature. “I had a habit when I used to travel overseas, once I’d finished reading a book I’d write the date I’d travelled to and from that...

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

The children at Camelia Avenue Childcare Centre  in Everton Hills have been hard at work constructing their very own community hub! Located outside the centre, the hub contains a herb garden, community composting site, worm farm, street library, and even a toy...

Homegrown library inspiring readers

Homegrown library inspiring readers

Mango Hill’s Jessica Wright is connecting her community one book at a time and inspiring a network of readers. Find out how she’s doing it… Source: Homegrown library inspiring readers

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