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Re-engage your love of reading

Feb 28, 2023 | News

Warrah is now the proud owner of its very own Street Library, thanks to the generous donation from Hornsby Council and Street Library Australia.

Street Libraries are small homes for books that give people in the community free access to literature and re-engage in the joy of reading. Street Libraries encourage books to be recycled and shared.

Kevin and Zac are keen readers and have been chosen as the Warrah librarians. Kevin is a resident in one of our Supported Independent Living homes and Zac is a participant in one of the day programs. Both participants have willingly embraced the Street Library project and are looking forward to ensuring it is well-stocked and cleaned weekly.

The Warrah Street Library is conveniently located next to the Warrah Farm Shop, so there is ample parking for the community and neighbours to drop by to donate a book and look at what great books are available to enjoy.

Warrah is a firm believer in sustainability and in addition to our Biodynamic Farm and organic Farm Shop, Warrah staff support participants to run a number of different recycling initiatives.

These include;

  • Street Library – take a book, leave a book
  • Plastic lids – donated to Lids4kids
  • Plastic bread tags – donated to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs
  • Medication blister packs – taken for recycling
  • 10c refund containers – invested back into Disability Services
  • Shoe boxes and Christmas wrap – wrapped for the Philippines Project

The recycling drop-off location is at the Warrah Farm Shop during opening hours.

Programs like the Street Library and recycling initiatives give our participants opportunities to take ownership and experience greater autonomy. The projects help our participants to contribute in meaningful ways within the community and develop a sense of pride from their contribution.

The local community is encouraged to join Warrah’s recycling programs to clean up, fix, and conserve our environment.