The Rotary Club of Boronia successfully launched its second Little Street Library in the Boronia Mall on Wednesday, 17th October 2018.
After the successful launch of the first Little Street Library in Alchester Village in September to celebrate 50-years of service to the local community, the Rotary Club of Boronia commissioned a second Street Library to encourage reading, this time placed in the Boronia Mall.
Launched by City of Knox Mayor, Cr John Mortimore, Rotary Club President Annette Haworth and Student School Leaders from St Joseph’s Primary School, Boronia, who decorated the Library, the aim of the Street Library is to encourage Knox residents to “TAKE a Book, GIVE a Book, SHARE a Book”.
The two library project has been supported by the St Joseph’s and Boronia Heights Primary Schools, Bunnings Bayswater (which donated the paint) and the shops of both Alchester Village and Boronia Mall. The Little Street Libraries were made by the Diamond Creek Men’s Shed.
Given the success of these two Street Libraries, the Club is now planning on working with shops in Wantirna Village to place a third library.
Registered with the Street Library Organisation of Australia (www.streetlibrary.org.au), Street Libraries are popping up all over Australia in streets, front gardens, shopping centres, old phone booths, encouraging people to put down their phones and “TAKE a Book, GIVE a Book, SHARE a Book”. Like the Alchester Village Library, the Boronia Mall Library has been initially stocked by donations from Rotary members and their friends, school libraries and donations from Book Publishers.
For more information on the project, and perhaps to donate some books, please contact the Rotary Club of Boronia on 0448 743 335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.