Springwood's newest street library

It’s a lucky dip and you never know what delightful book you’ll find inside.

Connecting the neighbourhood: Anne and Russell Griffiths with their little street library in Springwood.

Connecting the neighbourhood: Anne and Russell Griffiths with their little street library in Springwood.

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.

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