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… Read more..

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,… Read more..

National Children’s Book Week: August 20-26

Each year, across Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia brings children and books together for Children’s Book Week. During this time schools, libraries,… Read more..

National Homeless Week: August 1-7

This month hosts National Homeless Week with the theme  #HomelessnessCounts – highlighting that the lives of people experiencing homelessness are important. It also relates… Read more..

TFL Connects with Clayton Utz

The annual Sydney Homeless Connect event took place for the seventh consecutive year at Sydney Town Hall last month. The 100%-volunteer-run not-for-profit connected hundreds… Read more..

Epic! Comp Scores Epic Prizes

Entries for our Epic! short story competition are now open and we are excited to announce even more reasons to enter, with generous prizes courtesy… Read more..

IN YOUR SHOES: New social media editor Claudia Sheridan

Volunteer Claudia Sheridan had already heard about The Footpath Library after a family member showed her a documentary on Channel 9 a few years… Read more..

Homeless, not phoneless

When Lisa Peterson became homeless, she spent months without a bed of her own. But her phone never left her sight. Driving across the… Read more..

Youth homelessness + domestic violence

New figures have revealed that more than half of young people who access NSW youth homeless services are victims of domestic or family violence…. Read more..

Our new freight partner: TNT

TNT offers door-to-door shipping to more than 200 countries — connecting people and businesses all over the world. More than a freight company, their… Read more..

In conversation with…Alex Johnson

Last month, TFL founder Sarah Garnett was interviewed for an ABC Radio National show on the history of the library. One of the participants… Read more..

New year, new book by Sarah Garnett

If you are looking for some reading recommendations, I have handpicked 55 of my favourite books. As a book lover, this was a very… Read more..

Common Ground slowly making ground in Tasmania

When Hobart took the risk of tackling homelessness in a brand new way – based on New York’s ‘Common Ground’ model – they knew… Read more..

Promise or Pay

  It sounds a lot scarier than it is! Promise or Pay is a fundraising website that inspires people to achieve their personal goals… Read more..

Branch News – February 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the outgoing volunteer managers who have dedicated countless hours to their… Read more..