Little Libraries ignite imagination

October 18, 2017

Little Libraries are starting to pop up all around the Federation Council area, encouraging children to take a book and enjoy reading.

The Little Libraries are decorated bookshelves that are designed to inspire a love of reading and literature in school-aged children.

Members of the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden built the bookshelf shells which are on wheels.

The second step involved turning the bookshelves into themed works of art.

Well-known regional artist Vicki Luke worked closely with 19 Corowa High School students over eight weeks to produce the Little Libraries, which involved transforming 10 bookcases into ‘little libraries’.

The bookcases were decorated under the guidance of Vicki and Corowa High School art teacher Michele Stewart.

Each library is different and there’s a unique idea and a little surprise in each one, which children will love discovering.

Amber Murphy and Martin Clarke from Intereach have been delivering the libraries to businesses and community groups within the Federation Council area.

The Little Libraries will be in the following locations Guy Street Store, Corowa Mediclinic, Corowa Community Hub Arcade, Ricky D’s Pizza, Mulwala Bakery, Urana General Store, Howlong Preschool, Corowa Preschool, Finley Community Hub and the Corowa Whisky and Chocolate Factory.

Amber said it was an exciting stage when young people would be able to use the libraries and discover all the hidden treasures in the works of art.

The Little Libraries project is supported by NSW Arts and Country Art Support Program.

Locally, the program has been greatly supported by the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden members.

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