A very wise teacher once said that a Street Library is a tiny vestibule of literary generosity. Hilltop Child Care Centre’s Tony Teddy Street Library in Merrylands, NSW, is strong testament to this idea and has taken it a step further.
The centre’s staff are all too aware of the difficulties faced by many in day to day life and do all that they can to provide support for those who express a need for help. But they know there are families struggling within the community who don’t ask for assistance and determined that a series of simple gestures can help these families feel supported by their community.
Enter the Tony Teddy Street Library, one of many ways that people can share resources.
“We named our Street Library Tony Teddy after our maintenance man as he insisted on installing it free of charge after hearing the story behind it. We are so happy our community has come together to set this up and the children at the centre are very proud to be sharing books with the wider community,” says the centre’s manager, Laila.