Students build pop-up library at daycare

31 May 2018

Students build pop-up library at daycare

A GROUP of Year 11 students from Trinity Grammar School have built a ‘pop-up library’ at Canterbury Family Day Care, as part of their school community project.

The project was close to one of the student’s hearts, as the library was a “thank you” for the care and early education given to him when he attended the centre during his early childhood.

Little Free Library is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to inspire a love of reading, build community and spark

creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the world.

Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said up till now, the ‘Little Free Libraries’ had been predominantly for adults, while this latest one is specifically for children.

“As a parent, I know how important it is for our children to be able to read and this Little Free Library is another way of encouraging them,” Mayor Asfour said.

“The fact it has been established by a group of local school students, just shows how thoughtful our youth are, in their efforts to give back to the community which has helped them in their early childhood.”

The Little Free Library is located outside Canterbury Family Day Care in Campsie Street, Campsie.

Bankstown Canterbury Torch, Sydney, 30 May 2018

Caption: Helen Imperidid and Teresa Carbone check out the selection in Campsie’s Little Free Library.