Welcome to the

Street Library

Inviting your community to connect and share the joys of reading with your own Street Library
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There's nothing like a good book to help unwind and enjoy some self-care.

Having a street library makes it easier for people young and old to access books from your (or your neighbour's) front yard.

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A new chapter for the street

A Street Library discussion was started with our WhatsApp group. Should we jump into the next chapter of community connection and care with a Street Library? Absolutely!

With a love of reading and total support for sharing our books (a much more responsible way to consume than purchasing new) - we were off!

Leroy's Library - Leading the way

One of our community members skilfully re-purposed an old cabinet and some beautiful chairs to create 'Leroy's Library'. The books come from many households within the street - and now sit within the library, waiting to share their adventures with the new visitors to their pages.

Leroy is the noisiest (and cutest) librarian around. His bark welcomes every visitor as they peruse the books or relax amongst the bush setting for a read.

NOTE: Your council may have rules around installing a Street Library and/or seating. Please get in touch with them and confirm your library's position. Find your council.

Connecting over comments

Within the library is a sign-in book, used for people to leave their feedback and thoughts to help others with future book choices.

It's loads of fun reading reviews and choosing books based on other peoples' comments - a great way to connect.

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A new chapter for the street

A Street Library discussion was started with our WhatsApp group. Should we jump into the next chapter of community connection and care with a Street Library? Absolutely!

With a love of reading and total support for sharing our books (a much more responsible way to consume than purchasing new) - we were off!

Leroy's Library - Leading the way

One of our community members skilfully re-purposed an old cabinet and some beautiful chairs to create 'Leroy's Library'. The books come from many households within the street - and now sit within the library, waiting to share their adventures with the new visitors to their pages.

Leroy is the noisiest (and cutest) librarian around. His bark welcomes every visitor as they peruse the books or relax amongst the bush setting for a read.

NOTE: Your council may have rules around installing a Street Library and/or seating. Please get in touch with them and confirm your library's position. Find your council.

Connecting over comments

Within the library is a sign-in book, used for people to leave their feedback and thoughts to help others with future book choices.

It's loads of fun reading reviews and choosing books based on other peoples' comments - a great way to connect.

Links & Resources

Building your Street Library

Everyone in the street is on-board. You have the books but uh-oh... Nothing to put them in!!

Don't fret. If no one in the street has an old cupboard that could be converted, there are places where you can buy your library - ready to assemble and paint.

Donate a Library

Your OneStreet group may want to help a street by providing a Street Library.

The 'Street Library' website has a program where you can 'Pay it Forward' by purchasing a Street Library that is then sent to a Street from their list.

Find out more about the program by clicking the link below.
Donate a Street Library

Street Library Inspo

If you're looking for inspiration for your Street Library, a Pinterest search will return lots of ideas for how you can create your library.

Or see what the State Library NSW liked the look of here:Or find a Street Library near you to see how others are approaching this within their community:
NOTE: We are not affiliated with nor do we endorse any of the above resources. If you discover any to be sub-par, please contact us and let us know.

Outcomes

Promoting reading to all members of the community - young and old.

Increased connection in the street and surrounding streets who are also now using the library.

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