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 tagline ‘The People Network’ is testament to their business principle: to be a trustworthy, values-based company with a reputation for integrity, transparency and compliance. The Footpath Library is proud to announce…

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 was Alex Johnson, author of Improbable Libraries – the name speaks for itself! Sarah was so impressed with Johnson’s research and diverse selection of bookshelves and libraries that she decided to…

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 difficult list to compile and naturally contains a lot of well-known classics, but I’ve tried to restrict my choices to books that I still emotionally connect with, either through laughter, tears,…

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 they’d be under the spotlight. More than three years on, Treasurer Peter Gutwein has written to Auditor-General Mike Blake asking him to review the model and, more specifically, its cost. The…

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 and, at the same time, raise much-needed donations for charity. Research shows the chance of achieving a goal increases 33% if it is shared with others and by 72% if money…

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 roles. Fiona Crawford , Bernadette Franzoni, Sue Fraser, Suse King, Lucy Louca, Hoi Ng, Shayne Sidhu, Kathleen Smeaton and Natalie Young, TFL would not be where it is today without you…

Behind The Footpath Library

As the founder of nationwide The Footpath Library, Sarah Garnett has helped provide books to thousands of homeless Australians. But a job this big isn’t achieved alone. Today, we’d like to acquaint you with Sarah’s two right-hand women at Sydney HQ: operations manager Kattrin Gloeckler and administration assistant Sarah McDonald. Operations manager Kattrin Gloeckler has…

EPIC! Proves to be an EPIC success

Way back at the end of 2014 when The Footpath Library Founder Sarah Garnett and I sat down to discuss the next EPIC! writing competition, the only thing we knew for sure that kids everywhere love stories. So providing Australian school children the opportunity to write a short story and win prizes had to be…