Street libraries double in Canberra with plan for one in every suburb

(12 January 2019)  Despite problems with vandalism and theft, the number of street libraries in the Canberra area has doubled in the past year and organisers are hoping to see at least one in every suburb by the end of 2019.

Early last year, Canberrans Shah Bahpyu and Roz Martiniello made it their mission to spread the word about the many miniature libraries popping up all over Canberra and Queanbeyan and to interest more people in starting up their very own Lil Street Library (LSL) outside their homes.

That initiative, which includes a Facebook page showing the locations of each of the libraries, has proved to be a big success, even though there were some challenges along the way. Now the two women want to see the LSL network expand much further. has the full story here.