It’s a lucky dip and you never know what delightful book you’ll find inside.
A street library has popped up on Crampton Drive in Springwood, built by Anne and Russell Griffiths.
“It’s a bit of community spirit. A bit of connection with the neighbourhood. It’s a nice way to have a chat to people. It’s still nice to have books,” Mrs Griffiths said.
Mr Griffiths built the library from a cupboard and the bottom of a table.
The couple had seen the street libraries during a recent visit to Canada and thought the Blue Mountains community would embrace the idea as well.
“It’s a lovely neighbourhood around here,” Mrs Griffiths said.
“People can take one [book], swap one and enjoy.”
The little library contains a variety of adults and kids books and magazines.
As society becomes more technology-focused, Mrs Griffiths said it was pleasing to see people still enjoy books in hard copy.
In June, street libraries opened in Oakura Avenue, Woodford and Balmoral Road, Leura.