If there is anything that the recent Lifeline Book Fair taught us, it is that locals love to read.
Tweed City Shopping Centre has recognised this trend, and launched their very own Community Book Exchange offering locals a place to swap books, give away books no longer needed, seek inspiration for a new book and relax.
The pop-up library concept is based on a sense of community, where people are encouraged to take, share and donate preloved books of their own. It’s free and there are no borrowing cards or late fees. Customers are encouraged to sit and enjoy the quiet space, with cushions and couches, plus a kids tepee area on offer.
Tweed City Marketing Manager, Megan White says the initiative was created to bring the local community together, as well as help those in need. “The Tweed City Community Book Exchange is a way of encouraging people to pause, have a conversation and build community networks. You can find a something for the adults and something for the kids too,” Megan says.
The mini oasis has taken up a space at Tweed City for a limited time, and is made for all ages to enjoy with books to be donated to Lifeline when the library space closes.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australian’s experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour support. The books donated will go to those in need and also help spread a love of reading far and wide.
The free Community Book Exchange is set up at Tweed City Shopping Centre, daily, opposite Best & Less.
For more information, go to www.tweedcity.com.au