“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
The children at Everlearn Prestons LOVE their books and are always keen to explore a new story or share a story with their friends and wider community.
When they found out about how street libraries work and that there were very few in South-West Sydney they took upon themselves to create their very own street library in time for Book Week. With the assistance of their teachers the children painted, installed and stocked one of Prestons’ very first street libraries with some of their favourite stories.
HOW IT WORKS:
Anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Street Library full of good choices for the whole community, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share.
Street Library book exchanges function on the honour system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside.
This way, we all win!
Since opening our street library we have had great feedback from the local community.
Comments from children at the preschool:
Comments from local parents:
We are so excited to be able to share our love of early literacy with our wider community and hope that our street library can be used for many years to come.