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The Footpath Library Epic! Short Story Competition Longlists

The Footpath Library is delighted to announce the longlists of its 2015 Epic! Short Story Competition for Australian school children. Over 380 entries were… Read more..

WordMothers interview with Sarah Garnett – March 2015

Check out Sarah’s interview with literary women’s website WordMothers here.  

We really ‘like’ our social media volunteer

Liz joined The Footpath Library almost a year ago and has helped transformed our social media presence with her digital marketing skills. She took… Read more..

How storage can impact the number of homeless people reading

Kennards Self Storage has been supporting The Footpath Library for years. They generously provide space in their storage centres for us to accumulate, store,… Read more..

The floating library

What do you visualise of when you think of a library? Maybe your local library, a building you regularly go to in your community…. Read more..

Homeless by Michael Bell

We wanted to share a touching poem by a little known poet, Michael Bell.   The rain was pouring, thunder in the distance Her… Read more..

Entries now open for the first ever EPIC! Short Story Competition

In January we launched the first ever EPIC! Short Story Competition for Primary and Secondary school students across Australia. Addressing the theme Home is…… Read more..

The unexpected homeless

Older women in Australia are increasingly at risk of becoming homeless. Lack of superannuation savings, unaffordable housing, divorce and domestic violence all play key… Read more..

A Christmas message from the Grinch

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little… Read more..

Give the joy of a book this Christmas

Children in homeless families are now the largest single group who seek support from the homeless service system. On a basic level, homelessness for… Read more..

Join the Park Bench as a Board Member

We are seeking an additional Board member. This is a non-paid role and we are looking for someone with strong connections in the private… Read more..

Thank you to Dyson Bequest and Clayton Utz

Both Dyson Bequest and Clayton Utz have made very generous grants to The Footpath Library towards our staff and admin costs.  We are extremely… Read more..

A promising way to help the community

Wish you could keep your resolution to eat healthier, do more exercise or stop biting your nails? It’s time to put your money where… Read more..

Do you have an Epic! story to share?

We will be launching our Epic! Short Story Competition for young people in Term 1 of 2015.  The competition will be open to primary… Read more..

Anti-social behaviour – cause or consequence of homelessness?

Sadly anti-social behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse are often associated with homelessness. The question is what comes first? According to a series… Read more..