FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WERRIWA
STREET LIBRARY LAUNCHED IN HINCHINBROOK
In today’s age of electronic entertainment, internet and constant exposure to screens, Anne Stanley MP has launched a Street Library at her Werriwa Electorate Office in Hinchinbrook. Ms Stanley has launched the Street Library, affectionately named ‘The Burrow’, to encourage literacy and share her love of books with the community.
“So often we are stuck in front of multiple screens, sometimes all we need is a good book to get away from our devices, to unwind and provide an escape,” said Ms Stanley.
“Giving our eyes and minds a break can be difficult in today’s world. Reading from paper provides a healthy break from the glow of a screen and it’s also a great way to put your feet up and escape from the hustle and bustle. Nothing beats a great story!”
The Street Library was launched following a very generous donation of many books from a local constituent.
Street libraries have taken off in recent years, with communities offering public book exchanges where everybody is welcome to drop in, drop off and pick up a new book. At last count there are over 1400 registered Street Libraries in Australia. To find your nearest Street Library, or to start your own, visit streetlibrary.org.au.
“I invite anyone who’d like to escape from their screens to come down to my office and ‘Take a Book, Give a Book, Share a Book’,” said Ms Stanley.
‘The Burrow’ Street Library is open to all in normal working hours, Monday to Friday 8:45am-4:30pm at the Office of Anne Stanley MP, Shop 7, 441 Hoxton Park Rd, Hinchinbrook.