Town of Victoria Park’s Little Free Libraries scheme rolls out


Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver. Picture: Will Russell. d452338
Deputy Mayor Brian Oliver. Picture: Will Russell. d452338

IN A bid to boost community literacy levels, the Town of Victoria Park has launched a Little Free Libraries (LFL) scheme.

Scattered throughout the community, the mini libraries aim to encourage residents to exchange books, develop a love of reading and promote higher levels of literacy.

Run in conjunction with the Victoria Park Transition Network (VPTN), the program received vast support at the community workshops hosted last year.

Participants in the workshops learnt to make the LFL out of boxes and recycled materials.

Town deputy mayor Brian Oliver said he thought the idea was brilliant for the community.

“I am once again very proud that the Town is working with local community groups to deliver initiatives such as this one,” he said.

“Not only does this project encourage our community to read more and promote sustainability, it also connects like-minded people and makes the sharing of books even more accessible for all.”

Over the coming month, four more LFLs will be installed in areas including Reid Park and Duncan Street Reserve.