Altona North and Brooklyn Street Libraries

Council will launch a pilot Street Library project in Altona North and Brooklyn as part of Neighbour Day on 31 March 2019.

What is a street library?

Street libraries are boxes attached to your property that provide small free book exchanges for community to use. They are a great opportunity to share a love of books and reading with your friends and community, and are a unique and interesting addition to any neighbourhood. Street Libraries foster friendships and discussions, and most of all access to wonderful and diverse books for free.

How to apply

Please email a completed EOI form to or call 9932 1000 for more information before 31 January 2019.

Download an EOI form here(PDF, 560KB).

What is Neighbour Day?

Sunday 31 March 2019 is Neighbour Day. This is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

Neighbour Day is an opportunity for the neighbourhoods of Altona North and Brooklyn to connect with each other further. It has the potential to bring people together, share skills and foster a sense of community wellbeing and a sense of belonging, all which create community resilience and decrease loneliness. 

The theme set by Relationships Australia for this year’s Neighbour Day is “Loneliness – what neighbours can do to create connections”. It aims to encourage all Australians to reach out to the vulnerable and lonely members of their community to create a connection.