Wakefield Street in Adelaide now hosts a new neighbourhood library at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church, where passersby can take free books that cater for a wide range of interests.
Launched in May, the new library is located in the church’s historic forecourt and was built by carpenter Ian Wurst from a design by emerging artist Pat Welke. Ian’s unique feature is strip lighting, which allows people to choose a book at any hour.
At the launch in May, project coordinator Becky Llewellyn thanked the team who was involved and encouraged others to spread the word.
“May the seeds that come from books in this neighbourhood free library be many and grow as it builds bonds of community here in Wakefield Street,” Becky said.
“Please top it up when you see spaces for more, including the kids section in the middle, and tell your friends to feel free to enjoy its fruits, day or night.”
The new installation at St Stephen’s adds to the growing number of little street libraries around Australia.
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