News / Community / Education / 1st October 2020
Rotary unveils street library
Joining the worldwide campaign to encourage reading and make books accessible for everyone, Coonabarabran now has its very own small street library.
A project of the Coonabarabran Rotary Club, the book exchange was unveiled in late August in front of Grace’s Uniforms in Dalgarno Street.
Built by volunteers from the Coonabarabran Men’s Shed, the book exchange was beautifully illustrated by Amali Edmondstone, Armalee Vallette, Taylah Dawson and Laynne Cain, under the direction of Michelle Brady.
The library has been stocked with books across a range of genres.
Coonabarabran Rotary Club president, Mal Unicomb, said the project had been 18 months in the making.
“This is one of the things that Rotary does really well - sharing the joy of reading, especially amongst younger children,” Mr Unicomb said.
“Our aim is to ensure everybody in the community has access to good quality books that can be accessed day or night.
“We’ve already had a great response and it is great to see people are using it!
“It also perfectly complements the Rotary Bookshop in Cassilis Street, which we have been using to re-stock the street library.”
Using the street library is fairly straightforward, with no need to check books in or out.
Simply choose a book and return it to the library when you are finished and grab another. Alternatively, if you have a book that you think others would enjoy then feel free to pop it in the library.