Mailbooks for Good for The Footpath Library

The Footpath Library is thrilled to be the first beneficiary of Mailbooks for Good, a creative collaboration between bmf Advertising and Random House. With your support this initiative will enable us to supply new books to our literature-hungry clients. Already there has been international press like this: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/march/introducing-the-useful-dust-jacket In Sydney a small selection of books…

Our New Logo has arrived!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new logo which also reflects a change in our name to The Footpath Library. ‘Since we started out in 2003 we’ve seen a natural progression and shortening of our name to The Footpath Library so we decided to officially reflect this in our branding’, said…

Our first ever staff member is employed!

Since 2007 The Footpath Library has operated solely on the energy and kindness of volunteers.  This week we enter a new and exciting era with the employment of our first staff member – General Manager Margaret Price.  Margaret has a wealth of management experience, most recently as General Manager for another charity.  Based in Sydney,…

Australia Day in the NSW Southern Tablelands

Once again Sarah was invited to be a 2013 Australia Day Ambassador and this year addressed citizenship awards ceremonies in Captain’s Flat and Braidwood, as well as attending as a guest in Bungendore, all towns in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.  Sarah’s address focused on the importance of family and how vital it is for…

Sarah talks to Richard Glover

On Friday  7th December Sarah spoke to Richard Glover in front of a live audience for ABC 702’s Celebrate special.  Author Kate Forsyth talked about her new novel  Bitter Greens and stayed on for the chat.  Kate has since offered to donate books she reviews as well as her own titles of course!  If you’d…

2013 NSW Australian of the Year Awards

Last week Sarah received a Finalist Award in the 2013 NSW Australian of the Year Awards, Local Hero Category.  Held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Sarah received her award from Premier Barry O’Farrell and was thrilled to meet fellow finalists Dr. Anita Heiss, Dr. Steve Flecknoe-Brown and winner Shane Phillips.  The Footpath…

Knitting and Non-Fiction

Thank you all for the overwhelming quantity of knitted goods received in Sydney for this winter—we have more than enough to see out the chilly weeks ahead and into next year in fact. On the book front, we do need non-fiction titles in Sydney—excellent quality only please in history, biographies, self help, simple cookbooks, parenting,…

We love Australia Post!

The wonderful folk at Australia Post answered our call for National Geographic magazines by asking Nat Geog if the “Return to Sender” mags they were recycling every month could be donated to us. Today, thanks to their combined efforts, we collected our first instalment of 500 brand new recent edition magazines. Since National Geographics are…