Thursday, 16 January 2014

Taking a love of libraries to the great outdoors...

Books are a voyage into other worlds. It's safe to assume most of you love reading, because you wouldn't love writing if you didn't. I'd say it's safe to assume that most of us want to teach our children to love reading too. That is not always as easy as it sounds.

One step in the right direction is the City of Sydney's initiative with the Sydney Festival's Lawn Library in the Festival Village.

We'd been jumping on Sacrilege (the free Stone Henge Jumping Castle) and were in need of a drink. We popped in to the Festival Village for a free water from the Zip tent.
Then I spied it.

The Lawn Library offers free books to take home and enjoy, or book swap, or read on the plentiful deck chairs. There are blocks and chess for those that want to really stay and play awhile.

There are even CD's, as libraries now offer.

We were not there for any events, but there are a list of story times and workshops here - even adults only comedy entertainment!

So head over for dinner in the festival village, or just plan a day crammed with activities that doesn't cost a cent. I guarantee a younger library fan will be born.

This is not sponsored, I just thought it was such a great idea, and with only one week to go, I wanted to share with other Sydneysiders.

Well done, City of Sydney. You've taken the world of books to the people!

This is an old post but linking with #MakroTex because it does have a picture of a book but it's about books and so much more! It was such a lovely idea. I wish they'd do it again!
Pieni Lintu - MakroTex challenge


  1. There are always such great events happening down there !!! I love the idea of having the books and chairs there so you can just take a load off your feet and have a read !!!
    Have a wonderful week !

  2. I want to go to that lawn library, how cool!

  3. What a fun event! My boys and I often take our books with us to the beach or out on a blanket under our trees but I haven't heard of any events like this in our area.

  4. I love this. I wish I had more time to spend in libraries with all the lovely books. Visiting you from the good random fun link up.

  5. What a great idea - sounds fun - love the photos.

  6. Good pictures of a great event. Books can be read in so many different places.