Street Libraries

What is a Street Library?

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Street Library boxes provide free book exchanges for the community to use and can be a wonderful way to connect and share a love of books and reading with your neighbours. 

'Street Libraries can be a window into the mind of a community.' - streetlibrary.org.au. Books come and go, no due dates apply and no checking in or out required! Simply reach in and take what interests you. When you're done with a book, you can return it to another Street Library or pass it on to a friend. 

 

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Where can I find a Street Library?

There are over 30 Street Libraries in Hobsons Bay. You will find them in many places including local playgrounds, shopping precincts and community centres.

Check the Hobsons Bay Street Library map to find your nearest Street Library today!

You can find more Street Libraries on the Street Libraries Australia website at streetlibrary.org.au/find 

 

Street Libraries Hosts

If you are already a Street Library host in Hobsons Bay, we encourage you to add your Library to the map and join the Hobsons Bay Street Library Hosts Facebook group. Meet your fellow hosts and share your photos, tips and ideas for being a great Library host!

Jules of the 14 Huxtable Street Library (pictured above) says that she and her family have a great time sharing books with their neighbourhood. 

"We get all kinds of good reads passing through and we have a few regular visitors now! ... I'm so glad I got the opportunity to build the library because now we will enjoy it with our daughter as she grows up." 

Story StThe 110 Story Street Library (pictured right) is owned by Andrea and her family who are very passionate about literacy and encouraging a love of books in their community. 

"Because of where we live, we have a lot of passers-by, which has increased with more people exercising around the local area and [we] thought a street library would be a bright addition to our neighbourhood. We have books for kids and adults and everything in between."

Find out more about our local Street Libraries and how you can join this inspiring initiative here.

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Street Libraries are a wonderful way to connect with your community to share your love of books and reading. Street Libraries boxes provide small free book exchanges for community to use.

There are over 30 street libraries in Hobsons Bay.  You will find them in neighbourhoods, local playgrounds, shopping precincts and community centres.

Find out more about our local Street Libraries and how you can join this inspiring initiative, by visiting here.

If you are already a Street Library host in Hobsons Bay, we encourage you to add your library to the map and join the Hobsons Bay Street Library Hosts Facebook group for fun tips and tricks on being a great host.Andrea of the 110 Story Street Library because She and her family are very passionate about literacy and increasing the community’s engagement and love of books and felt  a street library would be a bright addition to their neighbourhood.