Where to Find a Street Library in Your Suburb
- All Ages
By Stacey Roberts, ellaslist
Mini public lending libraries, or 'street libraries' are a fun way to share a love of reading with your neighbourhood.
Accessible from the street, and available to everyone (take a book and leave a book!), it fosters a friendly sense of community while also contributing to an easy way to get more books in your life.
A worldwide phenomenon, it's no wonder tiny libraries are popping up all over Melbourne - in streets, in front yards, at schools and in parks across the city. Maybe you'd like to create one yourself for your area? If so, you can follow the instructions from StreetLibrary.org here. If you're more of a reader, we've found a few around the city - which one is your local?
Where to find a library near you:
Little Village Library, 5 Tarrengower Street. Yarraville.
Books on Empress, 52 Empress Avenue Kingsville
The Little Green Library, 41 Geelong Rd, Footscray,
The Village Library, 35 Village Way, Maribyrnong
Little Free Library, 173 Edward St, Brunswick
Mette's Library, 3/9 Orient Grove, Brunswick
Anstey St Library, 222 Albion Street, Brunswick
Uncle Dicky Memorial Library, Railway place, corner of Reynard st, Coburg
Queen St Library, 14 Queen St, Reservoir
Great Expectations, 1/49 Bolingbroke Street Pascoe Vale
Corner House Library, 84 Ramsden street, Clifton Hill
Books for All, St Silas Church , Cnr Osborne and Maud St , Balwyn Nth
Wattle Road Library, 77 Wattle Road, Hawthorn
344 Auburn Little Free Street Library, 344 Auburn Road, Hawthorn
Koonung Cottage's Little Street Library, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn North
Little Free Library, 2 Florence St Blackburn Melbourne
Nestle Retreat, 7 Nestle Retreat Berwick
Coolabah Tree Library, 1/26 Coolabah Street, Mentone
Oakleigh Street Library, 209 Huntingdale Road, Oakleigh
Altona Kindergarten Street Library, 89a Blyth Street, Altona
Bonbeach Primary School, 26 Breeze St, Bonbeach
Chelsea Uniting Church Flying Books, 4 Sherwood Ave, Chelsea
Or you can look up your own area on the interactive map here.