The Lennox Head community is invited to the launch of Lennox Head’s first Street Library at 6pm Thursday October 19 at Lois Buckett Real Estate. The Street Library is an initiative of the Lennox Arts Board Inc., in partnership with Lois Buckett Real Estate and Lennox Head Motors.
Street Libraries have been spreading across Australia in recent years and there are now about 500 around the country. The Street Library motto is “Take a Book, Give a Book, Share a Book.” Simply put, Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours.
Books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library, or if they have a book that they think others would enjoy, they can pop it in. Located on the wall of Lois Buckett Real Estate, the Street Library will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness.
The library, built by John Eddy and painted by artists Melissa Wright and Karlee Mackie, is planned as the start of a Lennox Head Reading Trail. The trail will be promoted as a map of places to borrow or buy books and pleasant spots to read around Lennox Head. Local businesses who are interested in sponsoring a shelf of books in their premises, which will be added to map should contact Lennox Arts Board.
‘We hope to see lots of keen readers at the launch and invite the community to bring along a book to add to the collection,’ said Lisa Walker from Lennox Arts Board.