Little Free Libraries in Melbourne's West

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The Little Free Library movement is a great initiative where people create a bookshelf of some sort in a place accessible to the public and encourage passer bys to take a book and leave a book. It's as easy as that. Melbourne's west has fallen in love with the idea and we tracked down eleven unique little free libraries and swapped our way into a whole new book collection.  

I will give a quick description of each little library and below is a link to a custom google map that has all the little libraries marked for you to find.  Many of the little libraries also have facebook pages so you can keep up with current stock and I've included their page addresses in the map.

Bellaire Street Little libray, Seddon Directly across from the Seddon Train Station this little library has plenty of books to choose from including kids books, cookbooks and a stack of magazines. 

Bellaire Street Little libray, Seddon

Directly across from the Seddon Train Station this little library has plenty of books to choose from including kids books, cookbooks and a stack of magazines. 

Hotham Street Little Library, Seddon Good range of novels but nothing for kids when we visited. Rav was stoked with his Melways though. Can't argue with a boy and his dinosaur. 

Hotham Street Little Library, Seddon

Good range of novels but nothing for kids when we visited. Rav was stoked with his Melways though. Can't argue with a boy and his dinosaur. 

Altona North Little Library, Seventh Ave A very sweet little library, some kids books when we visited and the nice touch of the books having a 'always a gift, never for sale' sticker in them. 

Altona North Little Library, Seventh Ave

A very sweet little library, some kids books when we visited and the nice touch of the books having a 'always a gift, never for sale' sticker in them. 

Mason Street Little Library, Newport Great, custom built little library. All novels when we visited. 

Mason Street Little Library, Newport

Great, custom built little library. All novels when we visited. 

Wildgoose Little Library, Somerville Road, Yarraville You can't miss the fence on this place! Nice little collection of novels and a few cookbooks when we visited. 

Wildgoose Little Library, Somerville Road, Yarraville

You can't miss the fence on this place! Nice little collection of novels and a few cookbooks when we visited. 

Hedgecorner little Library, Hansen Rd, West Footscray Charming little custom library. Lots of children's books and some novels. This is a top pick to visit with the kids. 

Hedgecorner little Library, Hansen Rd, West Footscray

Charming little custom library. Lots of children's books and some novels. This is a top pick to visit with the kids. 

Fair weather Exchange, Hobbs St, Seddon A bookshelf with novels and a basket of magazines. Not many kids books when we visited but there is a swing out the front so it still got Rav's vote. 

Fair weather Exchange, Hobbs St, Seddon

A bookshelf with novels and a basket of magazines. Not many kids books when we visited but there is a swing out the front so it still got Rav's vote. 

Flemington Little Library, Pin Oak Cresent, Flemington This one has fallen into a little disrepair lately but there is still a small shelf with some books and some cool street art to read to. 

Flemington Little Library, Pin Oak Cresent, Flemington

This one has fallen into a little disrepair lately but there is still a small shelf with some books and some cool street art to read to. 

Kingsville Mini Library, Kingsville St, Kingsville This lovely little library always has plenty of kids books (and we visit a lot so we've done our research) and a shelf of novels too. The cabinet on the right is for the poem of the day and sometimes some extra kids books as well. Make sure you lift up the kids so they can see the teeny tiny keepers of the library on top!  Great little library to visit with kids.

Kingsville Mini Library, Kingsville St, Kingsville

This lovely little library always has plenty of kids books (and we visit a lot so we've done our research) and a shelf of novels too. The cabinet on the right is for the poem of the day and sometimes some extra kids books as well. Make sure you lift up the kids so they can see the teeny tiny keepers of the library on top!  Great little library to visit with kids.

Goulburn Street Little Free Library, Yarraville When we visited it was empty but we left a book anyway and hopefully supply builds up soon. Rav was happy with his reflection so it was worth visiting all the same. I love their upcycled keyboard sign! W

Goulburn Street Little Free Library, Yarraville

When we visited it was empty but we left a book anyway and hopefully supply builds up soon. Rav was happy with his reflection so it was worth visiting all the same. I love their upcycled keyboard sign! W

56 Threads Cafe, Kensington This little library has the bonus card of being in a kid friendly cafe! Great selection of books, plenty of kids books and everything in great condition because it's indoors. We recommend the animal books and the carrot cake.

56 Threads Cafe, Kensington

This little library has the bonus card of being in a kid friendly cafe! Great selection of books, plenty of kids books and everything in great condition because it's indoors. We recommend the animal books and the carrot cake.

Collections will change and we encourage you to visit these little library gems often. If you have more books to pass along than will fit on the shelf contact the little libraries through their facebook pages and many are willing to take bigger donations. If you know of any little libraries that we have missed please let me know and I will add them to the map, after we've checked them out for any 'That's not my....' books. Obviously.