The outdoor reading room has just finished its innagural run out in King’s Square in Fremantle. A service of the Fremantle City Library, and part of the recommendations of the King’s Square Working Group, the reading room began on the 9th of January, and had its opening extended another month to finish on the 24th of April. Inbetween that time, an outdoor library booksale was held, a poet’s breakfast with some amazing performances by local poets, and storytime with Possum Magic and the Green Sheep as read by the library’s own Bree.
It also encouraged reading and enjoyment for residents and passers by alike. The most popular items in the reading room were Butterflies of the World by Gilles Martin for adults, while the most popular chilren’s book was Scrambled Egg… Another Stripey Adventure by Wendy Binks. Most of all, as found in our user survey, it was a place to relax, stop by and have a chat, read today’s newspaper, and soak up the atmosphere of King’s Square.
Thanks to all who helped set up & pack away the reading room daily, and to those who stopped by. See you again soon!