Little Free Libraries Launch
by Narelda Joy
Our fabulous Blue Mountains Sub-branch of the NSW branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia launched our first four Little Free Libraries yesterday at the Gingerbread House!
Little Free Libraries started in 2009 and there are now 36,00 worldwide. We want to encourage kids to read so we have filled ours with children’s books. We received a grant from author James Patterson in conjunction wth Megalong Books at Leura which has enabled us to set up four initial libraries. We hope to establish many more, up and down the mountains.
I designed the graphics for our Little Free Libraries which include our sub-branch logo, “Blue” the Blue Mountains Dragon, for easy recognition.
Head to https://littlefreelibrary.org/ for more information about this initiative .
Our gorgeous little boxes with 100 books each have been installed at
The Gingerbread House – Katoomba
Rust n Timber – Lawson
Wayzgoose Cafe -Leura
Gifts n Things – Leura
We are officially registered on the LFL world map!
Our first customer pictured here
The lovely Scarlett (daughter of Jo) from Gifts n Things was our model
Local MP Trish Doyle came to officially launch our initiative.
My logo design for the Blue Mountains sub-branch
I got to hug a Gingerbread Man! A dream come true!