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Published February 5th 2019
Leave a Book and Borrow a Book
Street Libraries are a growing phenomenon across the nation and particularly in the Redlands Coast area, south-east of Brisbane. Originally a concept from the United States of America, Street Libraries of all shapes and sizes are popping up in suburban front gardens, and other easily accessible places, in different shapes, colours and sizes.
What are Street Libraries all about? They are a home for books and magazines that can easily be shared within the community. People are encouraged to "take a book and leave a book", thereby motivating people to foster a love of reading as well as creating a cycle of generosity. Personal experience tells me that children particularly enjoy borrowing new books.
Street Libraries also bring neighbourhoods closer together. In these days, when social media and the internet play such an important role in our lives, and we are all busy negotiating the requirements of modern day living, these facilities encourage community and the opportunity to communicate with the locals.
At the Street Library near my home, a local mother hand painted some rocks over the school holidays, which she then planted amongst the books as well as around the parklands, allowing the local kiddies to play 'hide and seek' with these beautifully coloured stones. What a great way to get our youngsters involved in outdoor play!