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Sunday, 19 February 2017

When politicians get to do something worth smiling about - Trish Doyle launches Little Free Libraries

As part of the CBCA (Childrens Book Council of Australia) our local Blue Mountains branch has had the enormous fun of putting together five Little Free Libraries loaning centres, located in shops around the  mountains. These are intended for kids (and adults) to borrow books free of charge and return them to the location (or a new book of their choice). Ours are IKEA units but there are amazingly creative ones elsewhere, like this one on the left! So far we've had a fantastic response from the community.

When launching this initiative, we were so fortunate to have our local ALP member Trish Doyle to do the honours. Herself a former teacher, Trish is very enthusiastic about literacy and was very pleased to launch our program. Normally she has her photo taken for the local paper and its usually to do with issues that the community is NOT happy about, therefore, she cannot smile and be her lovely self. But when launching LFF Trish got to smile! And had a great time at The Gingerbread House, Katoomba.

What a beautiful way to build community and improve literacy for everyone!

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the world in neighbourhoods, in front of businesses and even private homes. You can find out more here:


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