Curious about Street Libraries? How to get one? Build one? Host one?
Street Libraries are boxes attached to a property that provide small, free book exchanges for the community to use. They create community connections and increase a love of literacy in neighbourhoods.
Hobsons Bay boasts over thirty Street Libraries in neighbourhoods, local playgrounds, shopping precincts, childcare centres and community centres.
Come and meet a Hobsons Bay Street Library Host to learn more about these community initiatives at the Williamstown Literary Festival.
The Hosts will have a pre-built unpainted Street Library on display for you to see. A free raffle will be drawn at the end of the day and one lucky person will walk away with this pre-built Street Library to paint, with guidance on how to set it up in their neighbourhood.
Saturday and Sunday 19 – 20 June, 10am to 12pm
Williamstown Library – front decking
104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Click here to find out more about Hobsons Bay Street Libraries including a map of where they are located.