Blayney street library: Blayney Anglican Church helping share love of books

Elizabeth Russ and Janet Power readying the salvaged microwave oven for the Anglican Church Street Library.

Elizabeth Russ and Janet Power readying the salvaged microwave oven for the Anglican Church Street Library.

Blayney Anglican Church has a hall full of books they are unable to sell during the CoVid-19 pandemic restrictions. So the team of ladies who have been sorting books since January have come up with a creative way to get books to people who want to read.

The annual Anglican Book Fair was to have been open to the public over two weekends immediately after Easter, and thousands of books have been donated, priced and sorted.

Many locals have been asking when the books will be available, but it just can't happen for the foreseeable future.

The ladies got the idea of a street library from seeing on-line posts and photos, so they got busy finding a suitable weatherproof shelter.

A discarded microwave oven, salvaged from the Blayney tip, thoroughly cleaned and sanitised, has now been installed out the front of the Anglican hall in Adelaide St. It is stocked with books that can be borrowed at no cost.

People can borrow and return books, or swap for titles from their own bookshelves. The Anglican Book Ladies simply ask that books placed in the Street Library be clean and in good condition, and are not left on the table out in the weather.

Team leader Elizabeth Russ is happy to answer any enquiries on 63682122.

Unfortunately we are unable to take any more book donations for the Book Fair at this stage. When the social restrictions allow, the doors will open for the belated annual book sale. Watch for further information.