City of Bayswater launches two new little free libraries in Bayswater and Noranda

Cr Filomena Piffaretti (City of Bayswater) with Catherine Smith (7) of Noranda and Layla Piffaretti (7) of Noranda.  A handcrafted little library has been installed at McGilvray Oval in Noranda.  Designed and built by Bayswater Men's Shed. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d489649
Cr Filomena Piffaretti (City of Bayswater) with Catherine Smith (7) of Noranda and Layla Piffaretti (7) of Noranda. A handcrafted little library has been installed at McGilvray Oval in Noranda. Designed and built by Bayswater Men's Shed. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d489649

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 build miniature wooden libraries for the community to take a book and swap it with their own.

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

This City of Bayswater placemaking initiative aims to install fun and interactive community assets in town centres.

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.