Skip to content

Street Library Giveaway

August 13, 2019

As you know at Better Reading we are big fans of Street Library, which we’ve shared on our site here. We are thrilled that the wonderful people at Street Library are giving you the chance to win one of your very own!

We’re also going to come to the party and get you started with a book pack of recently published great reads to fill the library with.

To enter complete the form below and you will go into a draw to win ‘The Shed’. The kit version of The Shed can be found here.

It is not pre-built, so you’ll need a drill, and hammer and glue, but it contains all the pieces needed to make a Street Library. However, we know you’re up for it and then you can decorate it in any way you choose!

Unfortunately this giveaway has now ended. Keep an eye out for future giveaways.

Here’s some inspiration for you!

Tagged with: ,


  1. Ayesha

    Wow amazing! If I win the street library I’d put it near my front gate as we have a bus stop in front of our house 😀

  2. Kris

    Pick me, pick me………… we have so many people walking along our street as it is a cut through. Would love to be able to share my love of reading and good books.

  3. Melissa

    I’ve been contemplating starting a street library so this competition might just give me the kickstart I need!

  4. Donna

    I think the street libraries are a great idea. An easy way to find a book to read and then replace it with another interesting book at no charge to anyone except time walking to the street library.

  5. Angela De lucia

    I’ve wanted a street library for some time but not able to build one. It would be great to win this so I can place it in front of my house so I can share my books

  6. Colleen

    I’d love to have this beautiful Street Library set up at my school.

  7. Judy Merrett

    I’ve been wanting one for our street for ages! This would be awesome!! 📚

  8. Tracey McWhinnie

    LIke all the others, I’d love to provide a street library to my area. We live on a busy main street, lots of foot traffic and opposite a bus stop. PERFECT!!!

  9. Suzanne

    Such a fab idea, something I have thought of many many times. This will give me the SHOVE I need!

  10. Gretchen Bernet-Ward

    Street Library is the next best thing, no, the first best thing I would love the kids in my street to see on their way to school in the morning.

  11. Nicole

    Wow, what a great give away! I live in an area where a lot of people (especially children) don’t have access to very much reading material so I’d love to start one at my school to encourage both adults and kids to love reading more!

  12. Sharon Braithwaite

    I love this…book places are rare in my area but every other person I talk to loves to read in some form or other…. I think I’d have to add in a fairy door at ground level cos fairies love to read too

  13. Ruth

    We live on a corner block so would love to win the Street Library so that some of those passing by could borrow a book to read.

  14. Marilyn Willoughby

    I have so many books I would love to share.

  15. Anne

    My kids & I are so jealous of any bus stops with their own street library. We would love to win it, the girls would build and decorate/paint the library to share all their favourite books with their local friends.
    What a fantastic idea – knowledge is the key to wisdom

  16. Danielle Norton

    I’d love to provide this service for the people in my neighborhood. I’m a writer and literature teacher and my special skill is choosing books for others to read and enjoy.

  17. Sally

    We leave in a lovely bushy beachside community without shops. I would put a street library on our corner for all the walkers who pass by on their daily constitutional 🙂

  18. Kylie T

    Such a lovely prize that would captivate hearts and bring a fascinating kaleidoscope of inspiration into the community. Thank you & good luck to everyone who enters!

  19. Ann

    I live on a street between a high school and a primary school so there are always children and parents walking by.
    I’d love to have this on my front fence.
    Everybody deserves the chance to read.

  20. Jessica Barbara

    I’d say we’d be the first street library in our suburb which would be an amazing contribution to our community.

  21. Alana

    This would be perfect for our little town near the park!! Having the school participate in painting and filling it would be so much fun.

  22. Linda Denty

    I’ve loved this idea since it began and I’ve seen a few in my travels. We, too have lots of passing foot traffic, including schoolchildren.

  23. Heather Leigh

    I can’t think of anything better than sharing books through a street library.
    📖 📚 🏠 📖

  24. Sue Black

    I would love to set up a street library in our street. Lots of families passing by would love to use this service.

  25. Anne

    I’ve been wanting to set up a street library for ages.

  26. Ashley

    We are moving to a new, family friendly estate. Would love to share our love of reading with our new community.

  27. Sonya McIntosh

    That is awesome, we are building in a new subdivision and what better way to bring new neighbours together than to share books. I would absolutely love this.

  28. Louise Murray

    As I live near a Primary School, a High School and a Community College, I would place it at my front gate everyone could borrow the books. Being a painter it would be decorated very creatively with the help of the local children.

  29. Ann

    Sharing books is the best thing ever. This is a great way to bring communities together through a love of reading!

  30. Emma Woehle

    love the idea of sharing books in a small community. Live in a cul-de-sac so it would be special, just for us!

  31. Carol March

    My gorgeous grandchildren go to a small school that is steadily working towards the gathering of a school library. This would be an amazing contribution to helping the younger generation to appreciate books and a love of reading. Sharing the written word is so very important ♥️

  32. Leigh-Anne

    As a primary school librarian, I know the value of reading and the joy it can bring. I would love to win this prize and instal it in my townhouse community area. We have lots of children living here, so it would be well used.

  33. marcia field

    We already have a produce and plant table out the front with a sign that says “take what you need leave what you can”. It would be great to be able to provide a street library as well.

  34. Adrienne Morris

    After 40 years as a teacher/librarian, we are moving to a small country town. I’d love to be able to take this idea with me and continue to pass on my reading passion to my new community, especially the children.

  35. Bonnie

    I would love to win this for my Mum so she could add it to her community garden.

  36. Sandra Mannion

    As a teacher-librarian, this would be a dream come true. I’d be able to share my love of books 📚 at school and near my home. We live between a childcare centre and a school so get lots of passers by.

  37. Kerrie

    This will be wonderful to sit outside the childcare centre I work at.

  38. Susan Howie

    Would love to win this for our Share Shed where I volunteer. Share Shed is a library of things that people can borrow instead of buying.

  39. Linda

    If I’m successful i would like to set it up (with council approval of course) in the Vicki Peters Park on Rifle Range Road here in Emerald. This is a fenced park that has high traffic and i think would be a great place to foster the love for and of sharing books.

  40. Lara

    I have wanted a street library since we they first came about. We live next to a bowling green and have people who park outside to catch the train, so our street is busy! I’m an avid reader who likes to pass along books when I’m done, rather than stashing them. I usually put them in another street library, send them to the oppy, or give them to friends. I’d love my own!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *