Late last year, Canowindra welcomed a community based street library, nestled at 160 Gaskill St, thanks to the initiative of Jennie Dawson, and it looks to be doing better than ever a month later.
Novels, children's books, and recipe books have found a new home, creating an inviting space for locals to immerse themselves in the joy of reading.
The street library operates on a simple yet impactful concept: borrow, take, or donate a book.
A testament to the power of communal sharing, the library encourages residents to engage in a delightful exchange of literary treasures.
Jennie Dawson, the visionary behind this initiative, expressed her delight at the positive response from the community.
"I was hoping everyone would embrace the idea, which they seem to have," she said.
To ensure the sustainability of the collection, Ms Dawson kindly urges individuals to take only one book at a time, allowing the library to flourish organically.
Book donations are not only welcomed but actively encouraged, with a gentle reminder to contributors to remove any personal names if they appear in the donated books.
Operating on a self-service basis, the street library beckons passersby to drop by and explore the diverse literary offerings.
This inclusive approach has made it a cherished spot for book lovers of all ages, fostering a sense of community around the shared love for reading.
Jennie has been proactive in spreading the word about the street library initiative in order to get the word out to travellers.
"I've dropped some flyers around town, to the caravan park, a couple of motels and the Age of Fishes Museum to spread the word to travellers," she said.
As a personal touch, Ms Dawson revealed her plans to contribute further to the literary community with book reviews.