Wodonga TAFE’s childcare centre has joined the street library movement, offering books for the general public to borrow or keep for free.
Over the last four years Street Library Australia has supported hundreds of people to establish collection points.
The educators at Kids on Campus built their own library at the end of last year, enlisting the artistic abilities of the young group they were caring for to help decorate it.
Miranda Scott said since putting their letterbox-style structure outside the centre on the TAFE grounds, it had stayed full thanks to plenty of donations.
“We’re trying to provide for adults and children with the books we have available,” she said.
“It’s nice to be able to pass on the children’s picture books as well, because you can go through them pretty quickly.
“Offering the street library also ties in with some of our sustainability principles.”
Ms Scott said the best way for people to access Kids on Campus was to enter via the TAFE entrance at Moorefield Park Drive and follow signs to the centre.
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“We want to let people know it’s here,” she said.
“It’s really been embraced by the families already.
“It’s an honesty system, but there’s no obligation or pressure to bring the books back.”
The not-for-profit childcare centre runs 50 weeks of the year, caring predominantly for children aged six weeks to five years.
At the Street Library Australia website, there are libraries registered near La Maison Cafe on the Lincoln Causeway, in Bellbridge, and at the junction of Murray River Road and Talgarno Gap Road.