Street Libraries are popping up in your neighbourhood!
Brimbank Council has installed four Street Libraries across the Brimbank municipality.
We invite community members to take a book, share a book, and build on their love of reading.
The Street Library is a small, waterproof bookshelf on legs which will house books that you can take and read. You can also put books in the library for others to take and read.
Street Libraries aim to encourage a love of reading and literacy, and community connections.
Information on Street Libraries in Australia can be found at www.streetlibrary.org.au
Council has been approached by community members asking for Street Libraries to be installed.
Council is pleased to be in a position to install four Street Libraries as part of the Street Libraries project.
There are also opportunities for neighbourhoods to install a street library on an individual’s property.
You can find more information about Street Libraries on the website www.streetlibrary.org.au
The Street Libraries are installed at:
- Sunshine West at Buckingham Crescent – at the entrance to Buckingham Reserve
- Derrimut at Balmoral Park – at the entrance to the Park from Hammerwood Avenue and near the children’s playground
- Cairnlea at Kevin Flint Reserve – at the entrance to reserve on Greenstead Way
- Sunshine West at Norm Talintyre Reserve – at the entrance to the Reserve at the end of Hyett Crt
The Street Libraries are in local parks and reserves and offer a great opportunity for people to sit in the park and enjoy a book
Books for all ages are included.
The Street Library at Balmoral Park is near the children’s playground and may have a higher number of children’s books.
Brimbank Libraries will supply pre-loved books to keep the Street Library stocked of items, however we encourage community members adding books to the library also. You can simply put them on the shelves of any of the Street Libraries – where you might also find something you’d like to take and read! Any community-supplied books must contain content appropriate to the general community and its interests and needs. Any inappropriate material supplied to the Street Library will be replaced.
If there isn’t room on the shelves in the street library for any items you’d like to add, we ask that you kindly donate these to your nearest opportunity shop instead.
Complete the online form below and let us know what type of books you would like to see in the library.
We will respond to you and let you know if we are able to help. If we don’t have anything appropriate at the time we will add your request to our list, and then add items should they become available.
Don’t forget that you can also join Brimbank Libraries and find and borrow books that you would like to read. Membership is free.
If you'd like to see more of a certain type of book in your closest street library, or have other feedback you'd like to share, please get in touch using the form linked below.