Mission Statement

The Footpath Library encourages the benefits of reading and connection by giving quality books to people experiencing homelessness.

Our Key Objectives

  • To enrich the lives of people experiencing homelessness
  • To increase the benefits of reading for people experiencing homelessness
  • To make free books available to people experiencing homelessness
  • To operate mobile libraries that stock quality, relevant books
  • To raise awareness and understanding about homelessness

Potential benefits of reading for our reader friends include:

  • Maintaining and improving literacy
  • Mental stimulation
  • Knowledge
  • Reduction of stress
  • Pleasure of reading a great story
  • A distraction from daily life
  • Connection with a past interest or other readers