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