All set for a lit­tle bit of read­ing

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page -

THE Bayswa­ter Men’s Shed has de­signed and built two lit­tle free li­braries for book lovers in Bayswa­ter and No­randa.

BOOK worms can bor­row and swap books at two new lit­tle free li­braries at parks in No­randa and Bayswa­ter.

Bayswa­ter Men’s Shed mem­bers de­signed and built minia­ture wooden li­braries for the com­mu­nity to take a book and swap it.

The lit­tle li­braries are at McGil­vray Oval in No­randa and Bert Wright Park in Bayswa­ter.

Bayswa­ter coun­cil­lor Filom­ena Pif­faretti said lit­tle free li­braries were pop­ping up in neigh­bour­hoods all over the world and she was ex­cited to have two in the City.

“Pro­vid­ing ac­cess to books in un­ex­pected places, lit­tle free li­braries are a way to in­spire a love of read­ing in chil­dren be­yond the class­room,” she said.

“Once your child has fin­ished with a book, why not en­cour­age them to pop it in a Lit­tle Free Li­brary for an­other child to en­joy? It’s a great lit­tle les­son in shar­ing.”

Mayor Dan Bull said the ini­tia­tive was a way to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether and en­cour­age con­ver­sa­tion and ex­cite­ment about read­ing.

For in­for­ma­tion about the lit­tle free li­brary con­cept, visit https://lit­tle­freel­i­brary.org.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Catherine Smith and Layla Pif­faretti at the hand­crafted lit­tle li­brary in­stalled at McGil­vray Oval in No­randa.

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Cr Filom­ena Pif­faretti with Catherine Smith and Layla Pif­faretti at a lit­tle li­brary at McGil­vray Oval in No­randa.

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