Pop-up libraries

In disadvantaged families fewer books were found in their home consequently less time was spent ‘reading aloud’ therefore diminishing their general language exposure.

– Centre for community child health, Royal Children’s Hospital

We have found that families who live in the lower socio-economic areas have fewer books in the home and don’t regularly visit a community library.  This has caused us to developed a concept called “Community Based Libraries”or “Pop-up library”. This is a new program that brings books to places where families from the lower socio-economic backgrounds go more regularly, such as; medical centres, welfare offices, community centres, playgrounds and kindergartens.

We continue to restock the libraries with books, which are donated from private organisations, Rotary clubs and other individuals and community groups within Victoria.


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