Books- they are a gift that keeps on giving. Especially in the case of Street Libraries. So why not pay it forward, by donating your unwanted books to a Street Library near you.
Street Library Australia is a fantastic organisation that promote literacy development, and community spirit through the sale of their 'Street Libraries'. Their mission is to have 5000 Street Libraries across Australia by December 2021.
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When a family, business, or community purchase a Street Library, it will be registered, and marked on the map listing, here.
Once a Street Library is set up, the community are encouraged to donate their unwanted books (fiction or non fiction novels, for adults and children of all ages), and take some donated books home to read. They can either keep the books, or return to the Street Library for someone else to enjoy.
c/o Little Libraries of SA
This is a fantastic experience for your children. It teaches them the importance of literacy, valuing books, sharing, and community spirit.
Now that you're intrigued, here is a list of Street Libraries in Adelaide:
Camden Community Centre, 7 Carlisle Street, Camden Park 5038
72 Constance Street, Westbourne Park 5041
Eton Road, Somerton Park 5044
23 Malcolm Street, Glenelg East 5045
Glenelg North Street Library c/o Little Libraries of SA
McCann Avenue, Glenelg North 5045
13/15 Scott Street, Kersbrook 5231
Olive Branch Cafe, Balhannah Junction Shopping Centre, 84 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah 5242
Regent Street South, Adelaide 5000
Adelaide Vintage, Level, Myer Centre, Rundle Mall, Adelaide 5000
For all of us Adelaideans, there is a fantastic Facebook page called Little Libraries of SA where we can keep up to date with the latest Street Libraries in Adelaide, as well as find out which Street Libraries are in need of more book donations.