Little Street Libraries are changing

We are looking for local Canning residents who would love to host a Little Street Library in their front yard!

Previously installed on public land and parks, Little Street Libraries are now transitioning to being installed on residential properties within the City of Canning. The City is looking to support transitioning 10 of the existing Little Street Libraries locations with the help of local residents.

To express interest, please contact

What are Little Street Libraries?

Little Street Libraries aim to promote literacy, build a sense of community, and endorse reading. The ‘Little Street Library’ is a simple book swap - they are filled with books so that anyone can stop by and collect a book or two and replace the ones they take with other books. Little Street Library book exchanges function on an honour system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. 

They are accessible from the street and are an invitation to share the joys of reading with your community. 

The City supports the installation of little free libraries on private land, as they encourage an interest in reading by making books more accessible in different locations in the community. 

More information about installing a Little Street Library on your property can be found here.

Little Street Library Locations

  • Bentley Community Garden
  • Canning Vale Community Centre
  • Cannington - Kent Street Weir Park
  • Queens Park - Maniana Park Community Facility
  • Riverton Reserve (near Riverton Leisureplex Carpark entrance)
  • Riverton - Fern Park Playground
  • Rossmoyne Park Playgroup (near Kindy)
  • Shelly Beach Park (near Playground)
  • St James – Elsa Barzotto Park
  • Willetton - Rostrata Family Centre
  • Willetton Community Garden (Prendwick Reserve)​

Health and safety measures

Little Street Libraries remain a community-run initiative. Canning Libraries encourage you to be mindful and follow COVID-19 safe handling practices at all times.

Visit a Little Street Library near you!

To report damage of a Little Street Library please contact 1800 422 644

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