Contribute to the free book movement
Published Friday, 24th April 2015
The Yanchep Community Centre is calling on bookworms and artistic community members to help build and design a miniature sized library for free book exchange.
The Little Free Library is an international movement with more than 25,000 of the small collections placed in communities around the world.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the community driven project promoted literacy and learning, and would create a community gathering place where people could share their favourite literature.
“The City is looking to engage members of the local community in the planning for this project and has called on people to assist in building, painting and installing the miniature library,” she said.
“Any person with the time or the skill who would like to take part in this fantastic place making project and help build the library is welcome to do so, or someone may have a small cabinet of suitable size to donate.”
The Yanchep Little Free Library is due to be unveiled at the centre in July and would be the third for the City with one placed at the Hainsworth Community Centre and another in the form of a red wheelbarrow outside the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre.
Local booklovers and visitors to the area choose a book to read, and can leave behind another book in its place for someone else to read.
“There are also plans to create a children’s version inside the community centre with the launch also in August to coincide with Children's Book Week,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.
More information on the Little Free Library movement can be found at www.littlefreelibrary.org.
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