The extensive guide of Port Stephens’ Little Street Libraries

1. Silver Wattle Drive Street Library, Medowie. Photo: Tara Campbell.


LITTLE Street Libraries have been popping up around Australia rapidly in the past twelve months.

Australia’s first Little Street Library was created in 2015 and now, in New South Wales alone, there are over 1278 street libraries presented in many ways.

From fridges to TV Cabinets, book shelves and many other homemade creations, street libraries are occurring more frequently.

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Street Libraries are a mini collection of books centred around the concept of ‘leave a book, take a book’.

They are entirely free and there are no cards or fees for late returns.

In the past twelve months, many residents have created their own street libraries to unite the community in a time where many could not visit a library.

Many members of the public are always on the lookout for little street libraries in the area.

Isabel Mitchell, who owns The Little Red Street Library in Stockton said, “I’m so grateful for the new connections I’ve created in the community, offering books to the community like this brings Stockton together.”

Here’s a list of all the current Street Libraries in the Port Stephens area:

Riverside Park, Raymond Terrace

Ford Avenue, Medowie

Ferodale Road, Medowie

Danger Circuit, Medowie

Silver Wattle Drive, Medowie

Church Street, Stockton

Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay

Richardson Avenue, Boat Harbour

Stockton Street, Nelson Bay

Hinton Public School, Hinton

Visit for more information about how to start your own street library.




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