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Welcome to our first newsletter for 2016
Welcome to our Summer 2016 newsletter! We hope you have leapt into the new year with great enthusiasm. In this edition, we will help you commit to that promise that's been waiting on your to-do list, we’ll inspire your reading list with a few of Sarah’s favourites and introduce you to our hardworking head office staff. But first, here's Sarah...
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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.
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Branch news - February 2016
We announce some exciting appointments, bid heartfelt farewells and share a great new opportunity to be involved with The Footpath Library...
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Stats from 2015
Unfortunately, due to New South Wales State Government funding cuts, a number of hostel clients withdrew from TFL service in 2015. This greatly impacted the number of books TFL were able to distribute.  It is our hope that these clients will benefit from our libraries again soon.

In October 2015, TFL received funding to trial “Literacy for Living”, a literacy program to support homeless people wanting to achieve their reading and writing goals. We have engaged a literacy specialist and are collaborating with one of our homeless shelter clients in Sydney to develop and trial a program. If successful, and provided TFL can secure further funding, we will expand the program to other clients and branches.
 
2015 numbers for Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth
Books distributed (excluding mobile service): 28,801
Books distributed (mobile service only): 1,768
Total books distributed: 30,569
No. of hostel libraries: approximately 100
No. of mobile service clients: 2,050
 
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. The Footpath Library is now very excited to be one of the charities people can pledge to. Board member Rhoni Stokes shares her Promise or Pay experience...
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Common Ground slowly making ground in Tasmania
Photo credit: liminalstudio.com.au

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.

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New year, new book by Sarah Garnett
Photo credit: pixabay.com

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, anger or wonder.
 

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In conversation with...Alex Johnson, author of Improbable Libraries
Photo credit: theguardian.com
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 continue the conversation.
 
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Thank you to our amazing supporters
                    
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2016
Welcome to our Summer 2016 newsletter! We hope you have leapt into the new year with great enthusiasm. In this edition, we will help you commit to that promise that's been waiting on your to-do list, we’ll inspire your reading list with a few of Sarah’s favourites and introduce you to our hardworking head office staff. But first, here's Sarah...
WATCH NOW
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.
READ MORE
Branch news - February 2016
We announce some exciting appointments, bid heartfelt farewells and share a great new opportunity to be involved with The Footpath Library...
READ MORE
Stats from 2015
Unfortunately, due to New South Wales State Government funding cuts, a number of hostel clients withdrew from TFL service in 2015. This greatly impacted the number of books TFL were able to distribute.  It is our hope that these clients will benefit from our libraries again soon.

In October 2015, TFL received funding to trial “Literacy for Living”, a literacy program to support homeless people wanting to achieve their reading and writing goals. We have engaged a literacy specialist and are collaborating with one of our homeless shelter clients in Sydney to develop and trial a program. If successful, and provided TFL can secure further funding, we will expand the program to other clients and branches.
 
2015 numbers for Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth
Books distributed (excluding mobile service): 28,801
Books distributed (mobile service only): 1,768
Total books distributed: 30,569
No. of hostel libraries: approximately 100
No. of mobile service clients: 2,050
 
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. The Footpath Library is now very excited to be one of the charities people can pledge to. Board member Rhoni Stokes shares her Promise or Pay experience...
READ MORE
Common Ground slowly making ground in Tasmania
Photo credit: liminalstudio.com.au

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.

READ MORE
New year, new book by Sarah Garnett
Photo credit: pixabay.com

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, anger or wonder.
 

READ MORE
In conversation with...Alex Johnson, author of Improbable Libraries
Photo credit: theguardian.com
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 continue the conversation.
 
READ MORE
Find us, follow us, share us, help us...
Share
Tweet
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You can help us by donating books, knitwear, time or money
 
Have a comment or an idea for a story you would like to share? 
 
Thank you to our amazing supporters
                    
Vol. 8 - February 2016

This summer edition of The Footpath Library newsletter was compiled by newsletter editor Chauntelle Roelandts. If you have any feedback on this publication, we’d love to hear it. Please share with Chauntelle directly at editor@footpathlibrary.org.


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Vol. 8 - February 2016

This summer edition of The Footpath Library newsletter was compiled by newsletter editor Chauntelle Roelandts. If you have any feedback on this publication, we’d love to hear it. Please share with Chauntelle directly at editor@footpathlibrary.org.


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