Preschool aged children in the Federation Council area are set to benefit from a heart-warming initiative in Little Libraries.
The Little Libraries project is hoped to inspire young readers visually, with their imaginative designs and attention to detail.
Each Little Library will house a range of children’s books, which preschool children will be encouraged to borrow and read, to promote a love of literature and reading.
Locally, the program has been greatly supported by the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden
members, who have built book shelf shells which are on wheels to begin the project.
There are 20 Corowa High School students, under the guidance of renowned regional artist Vicki Luke, who are currently sculpturing and painting their designs on the Little Libraries shells, that once complete will be distributed across the council area.
Federation Council Administrator Mike Eden said the Little Libraries project was a fantastic initiative and a credit to all involved.
“It is fantastic to see community groups and high school students partnering together for the benefit of our pre-schoolers,” Mr Eden said.
“These Little Libraries will be a great addition to venues throughout our communities and I am looking forward to seeing the housing of the libraries come to fruition.”
Following completion the Little Libraries will be displayed at ArtSpace from Friday, August 4 until Saturday, August 12.
Vicki Luke, the artist who has led the project, will speak at the exhibition launch on Friday, August 4 at 3pm.
The public are invited to attend and are encouraged to vote for their favourite Little Library which will gain the winning artist special recognition.
Following the exhibition, Intereach Community Hub will manage the roll out of the Little Libraries across the council area.
The Little Libraries project is supported by NSW Arts and Country Art Support Program.