Gary Buck

Gary Buck, who works for Virgin Australia, initiated and manages the donation of thousands of books left on aircraft at Brisbane airport. Virgin recognised his ongoing selfless commitment to The Footpath Library as part of a company documentary. Check him out here in this video.

Restructuring The Footpath Library

The Footpath Library (TFL) was founded over 10 years ago with a simple mission – to bring the joy of books to people experiencing homelessness. Since its humble beginnings – literally a scattering of books on the footpath – TFL has grown to serve over 100 homelessness providers in four cities and over 300 individuals…

The power of the written word

I rang the number on my mobile associated with a text message I had received moments before. A young female voice with a Scandinavian accent answered and identified herself as Anna. “where are you” I asked. “I am outside the cafe she replied. I was too. I scanned the lunchtime crowd and spotted a fair-haired…

From Nomad to Narnia

Reading is one of life’s simple pleasures. There is nothing like getting lost in a book and becoming so immersed in a story that the characters start to become real. You become so involved it is almost like you are part of the story. It doesn’t matter where you read the book, this fictional little…

The Footpath Library is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Epic! Short Story Competition

PRIMARY SCHOOL WINNERS AND PRIZES First: Phillip Greenwood, St. George Christian School, Hurstville, NSW (16GB Samsung Galaxy Tablet) Second: Georgia Holmes, Earlwood Public School, NSW (Panasonic TZ80 Superzoom Still Digital Camera) Third: Savannah Rogers, MLC Primary School Claremont, WA (Beats Solo 2 Headphones)   SECONDARY SCHOOL WINNERS AND PRIZES First: Gabrielle Lim, Kilvington Grammar School,…