How can Council help?
Street libraries support councils’ strategic priorities including community, cultural, creative, equity, place-making, street activation, safety, sustainability, walkability and active transport objectives.
Many councils across Australia are supporting street libraries in their local area including the City of Sydney, Parramatta, Randwick, Canterbury, Waverley, Gosford, Shoalhaven, Banyule, Hunters Hill and Wodonga.
There are many ways your council can support street libraries in your area:
- Your council can apply for the Council 10 pack + 10 hosts Grant for your local community – see here
- Establish a street library page on your website informing the local community about street libraries
- Create a street library donation program to provide free street libraries to community groups and others in your area
- Include a link on your webpage to Street Library Australia’s existing street library donation program
- Buy and install street libraries in your parks, squares, child care centres, libraries, child care centres etc
- Work with local artists, school children etc to paint street libraries
- Provide grants for us to build and ship street libraries to your communities.
- Run a competition for local residents, schools, community groups etc to win some street libraries
- Issue a media release about your council’s support for street libraries
- Adopt a street library policy with objectives, targets and actions
- Update your councils’ strategic plans to identify your council’s policy, targets and actions etc
- Allocate funding for a street library program in your council’s next annual update to its 10-year capital works plan and long term financial plan
- Register street libraries installed in your area on Street Library Australia’s website
Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how your council can support street libraries in your local area.
Spreading Street Libraries around Australia –
Here are some examples of the fabulous work councils have been doing:
- Canada Bay Council
- City of Canning
- Lane Cove Council
- Hornsby Council
- City of Sydney