Glen Park Primary is always an innovator; personalised learning, Blooms taxonomy planning, integrated curriculum, portfolios, one to one iPad usage and now a street library.
Street libraries are becoming very popular especially in the US and New Zealand. They are starting to become popular in Australia with over 600 officially registered. Glen Park is the first school in Ballarat to have a street library and only the fourth in the city.
The Street Library organisation ( ) says on their website;
Street Libraries are a beautiful home for books, planted in your front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your neighbours.
Street Libraries are a window into the mind of a community; books come and go; no one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library network, or pass them on to friends.
We have not had mobile library visits to Glen Park in many years. Lately many young families have moved into our area and we wanted to not only provide access to quality junior fiction for those families but to also showcase our excellent library to the whole of our local community.
We value reading and quality literature and we want to make that available to pre-schoolers and those who don’t even (yet) attend our school.
Currently we have brand new classic children’s fiction including books suitable for pre-schoolers and for teens in our Street Library situated at the front of our school on Ralston’s Road. So if you are passing Glen Park, stop and see what we have to borrow. We will update our library regularly and have an adult reading month every July with books suitable for adults and a family month with books that might be interesting to parents of school age kids and adolescents every September.

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