Words on the street
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.
Justine Fawcett with Eva (4) and Laura McKenzie.
Justine Fawcett, Eva (4) and Laura McKenzie.