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:

Image Credit: Street Library

West

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

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North

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

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East

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

Image Credit: Street Library

South

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.

Happy reading!

 

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