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Book lovers have a rea­son to cel­e­brate with five com­mu­nity street li­braries in Cock­burn.

BOOK lovers rejoice; com­mu­nity street li­braries are pop­ping up all over Cock­burn in the com­ing weeks.

The Con­nect­ing Com­mu­nity for Kids ini­tia­tive has seen five street li­braries built, with the first in­stalled at the Meer­ilinga Chil­dren and Fam­ily Cen­tre in Cool­bellup on Oc­to­ber 11.

The sec­ond will be un­veiled at the Yange­bup Fam­ily Cen­tre on Satur­day as part of a larger com­mu­nity event to launch the new bike track and so­cial sand­pit toys.

Oth­ers will be in­stalled at South Lake’s Ottey Fam­ily and Neigh­bour Cen­tre, the Jean Wil­lis Cen­tre in Hamil­ton Hill and out­side a home on Carnegie Pa­rade, Suc­cess.

Con­nect­ing Com­mu­nity for Kids com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ta­tor Belinda Ngoroye­moto said it had been a com­mu­nity ef­fort, with Men’s Shed Cock­burn do­nat­ing the wood for the li­brary bases, Bun­nings Cock­burn Cen­tral hold­ing work­shops to build and paint them, and Street Li­brary Aus­tralia pro­vid­ing the pre­cut li­braries.

“There will be all sorts of books for all ages – cook­ing books, chil­dren’s book, nov­els and mag­a­zines – and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to leave a book and take a book,” she said.

The Yange­bup event will run from 9.30am to 11.30am on Oc­to­ber 27.

Visit www.streetli­brary.org.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Jus­tine Fawcett with Eva (4) and Laura McKen­zie.

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487627 Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Jus­tine Fawcett, Eva (4) and Laura McKen­zie.

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