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Street libraries popping up across the Georges River area

19/01/2021

Georges River Council has installed six street libraries throughout the Georges River area as part of a program developed in response to a Notice of Motion by Councillor Lou Konjarski.

Councillor Konjarski said that the street library program is a positive addition to the local area with the street libraries helping to encourage literacy and building a sense of community.

“Street libraries allow local residents to re-enage with their love of reading and encourage our children to be sustainable. Books that we have at home gathering dust, can be shared and enjoyed by many more young readers,” said Cr Konjarski.

“Located in Beverly Hills, Carss Park, Kogarah, Penshurst, Oatley and South Hurstville our street libraries are located within walking distance of our childcare centres, and they enable community members to easily donate and swap books on an ongoing basis.

“There are books for all ages on offer, however we really want to encourage a love of literacy among our young children to help give them a lifelong love of learning. We’ve been really encouraged by the use the street libraries have had so far.

“The street libraries can also be used to redistribute items that would otherwise have been disposed from our library collection.

“I encourage our residents who live close by to the street libraries to take a look and see what great books are on offer to enjoy. Happy reading!”, added Cr Konjarski.

Street libraries are located at:

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Park Bundara Street, Beverly Hills

Carss Park

Dog friendly leash-free park Carlton Crescent, Carss Park

Kogarah

62 Ocean Street Kogarah

Penshurst

3 Bridges Community Centre 23 St Georges Rd, Penshurst

Oatley

Stevens Reserve 116B Gungah Bay Rd, Oatley

South Hurstville

36 Connells Point Road South Hurstville

For more information please visit georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or phone 9330 6400.

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