Street library established on the Boulevarde, Dunbogan

Laurie Wickings, dog Floss and Elizabeth Wickings stand at the street library situated at 56 The Boulevarde, Dunbogan.
Laurie Wickings, dog Floss and Elizabeth Wickings stand at the street library situated at 56 The Boulevarde, Dunbogan.

Avid readers are set to get their hands on an endless supply of page-turners after a street library was established in Dunbogan.

Street libraries are homes for books placed in front yards. They invite neighbours to share the joys of reading and connect members of the community.

Dunbogan residents Laurie and Elizabeth Wickings were the masterminds behind the establishment of the library, which they have registered with Street Library Australia.

Laurie said he had some spare timber and decided to build one after seeing some others in the region.

The library has only been open for a week but is already proving to be popular with residents who live in the area.

Elizabeth said people are welcome to take and give books to the library as they please.

Laurie developed a recent love for reading after he was injured in a bicycle accident about a year ago.

"I was out of action for four months," he said.

"There was nothing to do except sit and read.

"I read a lot of Lee Child's novels."

Laurie and Elizabeth said the library is a great service to have in the community, as people stop to chat and connect through their love of reading.

Their granddaughters helped to decorate the street library with stickers.

For more information, to establish your own library or find one close to you please visit the website streetlibrary.org.au

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