Since moving to the region, avid reader Glenda Woolston is only missing one thing from her previous home - street libraries.
Ms Woolston went about looking for the little wooden homes that signal free book sharing after settling into Moore Creek this January.
She found just two - one for children, and one in front of Northcott Disability Services on Goonoo Goonoo Rd.
There has been some resistance from communities in the country, according to Street Libraries General Manager Cecile Schuldiener.
She thinks it could come from fear that the street libraries are taking away from established community libraries.
"I think you've got to find that book loving person who is willing to seek out and start the concept in that community," Ms Schuldiener said.
During COVID, the local libraries around Ms Woolston's previous home near Port Macquarie closed and all that remained open were street libraries.
Once libraries did reopen, Ms Woolston had no need to go back. She had fallen in love with the benefits of street libraries.
"When I hit street libraries, I can take them back whenever I finish them, and I just get four or five at a time, and whenever I was in town I'd swap them over," she said.
"It's just that accessibility and not having to worry about due dates."
Ms Schuldiener said there is something whimsical about street libraries.
"Some days, you won't find anything, but when you find that little bit of gold - [your] heart soars," she said.
Streetlibrary.org.au offers Northern Daily Leader readers $30 off all premade street libraries using promo code Leader until May 22.
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