Street Libraries are a chance to share your pre-loved books and spread the joy of reading in your neighbourhood. The mini libraries can be planted in front yards, parks, outside schools or on the side of the road. They are simply wooden, weather-proof boxes of donated books open to anyone to borrow, take or give books to at anytime.
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At a street library, books come and go. No-one needs to check them in or out. You can just take what interests you and when finished, return the books or pass them on. Plus, you can pop a book or three into a street library that you think others will enjoy.
Getting a Street Library – Building or Buying
Sounds like a great, fun thing to do with the family right?! Wondering how to set one up yourself? Well Street Library Australia has made that easy for you with instructions on their website of how to build your own funky street library or you can buy one already made from them. Plus, Street Library Australia and The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre regularly run ‘make a street library’ workshops. And Costa from Gardening Australia has some helpful tips on building a street library….
Street Library Making Workshop at The Bower Parramatta
The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Parramatta have run three make your own street library workshops over the two years. And hopefully they will run another one again soon!
Finding Local Street Libraries
There are now 36 street libraries in the City of Parramatta as well as over 50 in nearby areas! Thanks in large part to 10 street libraries being grants by Liveable Parramatta, City of Ryde Council and City of Canada Bay Council each recently.
You’ll also now find community book hubs at local shopping centres and sometimes even a little library in a shop, like at Bunnings Rydalmere.
Google Map of Local Street Libraries
Use the map below to find a street library near you. More information can be found by following the link to the Street Library Australia website.
List by Suburb of Local Street Libraries (Alphabetical by Suburb)
There are now over 80 suburbs with a street library, from Ryde to Blacktown. Concord comes in at number 1 with the most street libraries in one suburb. Followed by Ermington, North Rocks and Parramatta for a tied 2nd place.
- Meadow Close, Beecroft
- 40A Hannah Street, Beecroft
- Corner of Thompson St & Pittwater Rd, Boronia Park
- Craig St, Blacktown
- Matthew Crescent, Blacktown
- CELC Mary Queen of the Family Parish – 62a Orwell St Blacktown
- 34 Ula Crescent, Baulkham Hills
- 21 Hilda Road, Baulkham Hills
- 30 Cross Street, Baulkham Hills
- Explore & Develop Breakfast Point, 2 Cross Street, The Village Centre, Breakfast Point
- Marsden Road Uniting Church
- Walsh Ave, Castle Hill
- Kariwara Street, Dundas
- Dunmore St, Epping
- 5 George St, Epping
- Surrey Street, North Epping
- Bruce Miller Reserve Community Garden, Trumper Street, Ermington
- Ermington Uniting Church Preschool – 30 Griffiths St, Ermington
- Ermington West Public School – Kissing Point Rd, Ermington
- 20 Vignes St, Ermington
- Yarramona Street, Ermington
- Trim Place, Gladesville
- Glades Bay Walk – Wulaba Track
- Wenty Childrens Centre
- Guildford West Children’s Centre
- Jump Swim Schools Guildford – 12 Carrington Road
- Strathfield Community Centre, 1B Bates Street, Homebush
- Melrose Park Public School, 110 Wharf Road, Melrose Park
- Central Gardens Reserve, Merrylands Road, Merrylands
- 298a North Rocks Road, North Rocks
- North Rocks Community Church, 132/136 North Rocks Road, North Rocks
- Fred Robertson Reserve, Bells Road
- Kids Cottage, Belmore Street (East)
- Oatlands Public School, Belmore Street (East)
- Evolve Housing, 9-13 Argyle Street, Parramatta
- Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre North Parramatta – Bourke Street
- 36 Gore Street, Parramatta
- 43 Marsden St Parramatta (South)
- Circa Espresso Cafe, 21 Wentworth St, Parramatta
- Pemulwuy Marketplace
- Putney Shops, Charles Street, Putney
- Pellisier Road, Putney
- Rosehill Community Preschool – Arthur Street, Rosehill (next to Woolworths and McDonalds)
- KU Rydalmere, Park Road, Rydalmere
- Rydalmere Public School, John Street, Rydalmere
- Yeramba Place, Rydalmere
- 9 Yimbala St, Rydalmere
- Papilio ELC Library, 11-13 George Street, North Strathfield
- Hopskotch Kindergarten, 54 Binalong Rd, Toongabbie
38West Pennant Hills
- ANZAC Park, Herbert Street, West Ryde
- Corner of Station Street and Victoria Road (outside Beaumont Tiles), West Ryde