Lennox Head is joining the trend and has launched its own Street Library where anyone can pick up or drop off a book. The Street Library was launched by local author Lisa Walker and the Street Library motto is ‘Take a Book, Give a Book, Share a Book’.
‘Simply put, Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours,’ said local supporter Kellie O’Brian.
‘Books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library, or if they have a book that they think others would enjoy, they can pop it in.’
Located on the wall of Lois Buckett Real Estate, the Street Library will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness.
The library is an initiative of the Lennox Arts Board, in partnership with Lois Buckett Real Estate and Lennox Head Motors and it joins the other almost 500 other street libraries around Australia.
The library, built by John Eddy and painted by artists Melissa Wright and Karlee Mackie, is planned as the start of a Lennox Head Reading Trail. The trail will be promoted as a map of places to borrow or buy books and pleasant spots to read around Lennox Head. Local businesses who are interested in sponsoring a shelf of books in their premises, which will be added to the map should contact Max Perrot 0427875066.