Community Recognition: Newtown Street Library

Jenny recognises the street library movement and students from the Newtown Public School Art club who decorated the street library for the Newtown Electorate Office. 



Ms JENNY LEONG ( Newtown ) ( 13:36 :39 ): The street library movement started in 2015 when Newtown local Nic Lowe built and installed a street library on MacDonald Street. There are now more than 100 street libraries in Australia and the goal is to increase that number to 500 by 2018. Recently the Newtown electorate office became host to its own street library. The mission of street libraries is to encourage literacy and community. I make special mention of the talented Nika, Sylvie, Martha, Frankie, Lani, Sophia, Saskia, Milla, Zoe, Margot, Freya, Tily, Bessie, Zora, Emily, Max, Craig, Jake and Persephone from the Newtown Public School Art Club who did an amazing job of decorating our street library with beautiful green leaves. Inaugural titles in our library covered a wide selection, including a favourite of schoolchildren, The Day My Bum Went Psycho. The street library at Australia Street Infants School is always a popular place to visit. I thank Street Library Australia for its generous contributions.


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