Books on the move

BOOKS FOR ALL: Kerang Men's Shed members, David Randall left, and Carl Petersen joined Gannawarra Shire Council's manager of libraries, Kerri Sidorow and mayor, Cr Brian Gibson in launching Kerang's Little Street Library.

BOOKS FOR ALL: Kerang Men's Shed members, David Randall left, and Carl Petersen joined Gannawarra Shire Council's manager of libraries, Kerri Sidorow and mayor, Cr Brian Gibson in launching Kerang's Little Street Library.

PEOPLE using rail services from Kerang will benefit from a free book and magazine service.

Gannawarra Library Service installed a Little Street Library at the Kerang Railway Station last week, which provides a range of free books and magazines for travellers of all ages to enjoy on their journeys.

It is the first location within the municipality to house the service, which has taken off globally.

"The motto of the Street Library is 'Give a book, Take a book, Share a book'," Gannawarra Shire Council's manager of libraries, Kerri Sidorow said.

"Street Libraries are a brilliant place to donate, browse, borrow and share books. And, it's free. There's no membership and there's no limit to how long you keep the book - in fact, you can keep the book or pass it on to other travellers or family and friends."

Library service staff will ensue there are sufficient items to keep the service going, with Kerang Men's Shed members building the stand that will house the books.

"These Little Libraries foster a love of books and reading. The concept encourages recycling of books, and promotes reading and literacy in our community," Mrs Sidorow said.

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