Wollombi’s Little Library’s a hit!
The Little Library in Wollombi has been officially opened, after a collaborative effort by Cessnock City Council and community members to bring the pop up library to life.
Council embraced the project after the Wollombi School Community Education Trust (WSCET) approached Council staff with the idea of creating a home for books in Wollombi, where people could share books and ultimately their love of reading.
To kick the collection off Cessnock City Libraries donated a variety of books and the Cessnock Men’s Shed also pitched in volunteering to build a sturdy structure for the little library to live.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the Little Library is a place where you can recycle books and also grab a book you like.
“Instead of a book collecting dust on a shelf you can drop it off at the Wollombi Little Library and pick up a new read to enjoy.”
“These pop up libraries are becoming increasingly popular, as it is a simple way of encouraging locals to read, sparking creativity and connecting community.”
WSCET President Frank Ganino explained the library operates on an honesty system, where readers can borrow, exchange or even keep books.
If you have a book you would like to donate or interested in seeing what Wollombi’s Little Library has to offer visit the old Wollombi Public School.