A GFS Street Library at a Church
We have thought for some time to have a GFS Sydney project. This would be something we as GFS Sydney members could participate in and help girls and women in Sydney to know and love our Lord. Just like the GFS World Project (Sri Lanka EEP) and the GFS Australia Project (Papua New Guinea). We thought we should have a project closer to home that will encourage girls and women to share and live their faith. It has taken sometime to think of an idea but at last one of our Board members came up with the idea of a street library at her church.
The Plan is to build a “Street Library” (a box to protect books from the weather) and place it securely, out of the way of foot traffic at a suitable site on the church grounds. The street library will be filled with books suitable for children and adults. Some books will be Christian based. The box will have GFS Sydney logo and name on it.
Street library book exchanges function on the honour system; Local people contribute to ensure there are always quality books inside. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they have finished reading the book/s, they can return them to the street library, or pass them on to friends. Anyone from the public may donate, swap or take books.
If you take a book (or two) from the street library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the street library full of good choices for the community, the next time you go by the street library bring a few books to share.
GFS Members from that church will be able to check on the street library either when they attend church or at any convenient time.
A project proposal is currently being prepared for submission to the senior minister of that church. It is hoped that in time this idea could be expanded to include GFS Sydney Street Libraries at other churches.