Lit­tle li­braries aim big

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

IN a bid to boost com­mu­nity lit­er­acy lev­els, the Town of Vic­to­ria Park has launched a Lit­tle Free Li­braries (LFL) scheme.

Scat­tered through­out the com­mu­nity, the mini li­braries aim to en­cour­age res­i­dents to ex­change books, de­velop a love of read­ing and pro­mote higher lev­els of lit­er­acy.

The pro­gram, whish is run in con­junc­tion with the Vic­to­ria Park Tran­si­tion Net­work, re­ceived sup­port at com­mu­nity work­shops hosted last year.

Par­tic­i­pants in the work­shops learnt to make the LFL out of boxes and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

Town Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver said he thought the idea was bril­liant for the com­mu­nity.

“I am once again very proud that the Town is work­ing with lo­cal com­mu­nity groups to de­liver ini­tia­tives such as this one,” he said.

“Not only does this project en­cour­age our com­mu­nity to read more and pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity, it also con­nects like-minded peo­ple and makes the shar­ing of books more ac­ces­si­ble for all.”

Four more LFLs will be in­stalled over the next few weeks in ar­eas in­clud­ing Reid Park and Dun­can Street Re­serve.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d452338

Vic­to­ria Park Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver with one of the Lit­tle Free Li­braries.

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