Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Little Libraries Popping Up In Bowen

The Rotary Club of Bowen are creating and opening up little libraries as part of their goals for the year.

Current President Helen Woodhouse, who has been President for six years, said one of her goals was to have little libraries all over Bowen.

Little Libraries are small, bird house-looking, honour-based enclosures.

The concept is people take a book and leave a book, some even have donation boxes.

Helen wanted to create them as she believes it is important for children to read books.  

There are currently 4500 registered little libraries in Australia and Helen has decided to make five more in Bowen.

Helen is working alongside fellow Rotarian, Marty Tanzer, who is the creator of the little libraries.

He has already built three and will build two more for a total of five.

This project was a goal that was attainable for the Rotary to complete.

‘It’s something we could do with the small membership numbers,’ said Helen.

Other goals included, increasing their membership by one or two, to be more active and raise the profile of the Rotary and to encourage members to travel to the district conference.

Helen is grateful and eager to share what they have achieved with the community and the Rotary Club of Bowen are awaiting signage to arrive before opening the libraries.

If you would like to join this small and friendly team, please reach out to them on Facebook to find out how you can get involved.

Little libraries are gaining popularity in Australia
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