Naracoorte South Primary opens new street library.

READ A BOOK: Year seven mental health ambassadors Sophia Cornish, Kendra Bilston, Maggie McLean and Nargis Akbari with the new street library. Photo: ELISABETH CHAMPION
READ A BOOK: Year seven mental health ambassadors Sophia Cornish, Kendra Bilston, Maggie McLean and Nargis Akbari with the new street library. Photo: ELISABETH CHAMPION

Naracoorte South primary School hopes to help foster a love of reading in the local Naracoorte community with their new street library.

Mounted at the front of the school, students, parents and members of the public are invited to grab a book that tickles their fancy.

Year seven student and mental health ambassador Maggie McLean said everyone was invited to take or leave a book.

"Children at the school or anyone can grab a book and they don't have to put one back," she said.

"It would good if they have one to put back, but they don't have to.

"There are many different variety of books that you can choose from and read."

The library will have books from junior primary to upper primary and a mix of fiction and non-fiction.

Wellbeing leader Jess Edwards encouraged everyone to visit the library and share it with their friends.

"We put it on the street so it is open to everyone," she said.

"We encourage everyone that if they really love a book to talk to their friends and neighbors, tell them about the library and share the book around."

The library was donated to the school by the The Children's Book Council of Australia South Australian Branch, along with books to go in the library last year.

Unley Public Library also generously donated books.