Kids Say

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Kids Say is an interactive space for kids aged 5-12 years to have their say about what’s important for them living in the Blue Mountains and contribute to Council’s decision making.


Current Projects

The Kids Street Libraries are homes for books kids can borrow, read and return.

Why are we doing this? We want you to feel at home in your local community. Adults know how important reading is to learn new things and stretch your imagination, so we want to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to do this. We are working with our friends from the Men’s Shed and Women’s Shed to build the Street Libraries. Even our city Libraries are giving us some of their books to put in them, after they are installed. But we need your help:

  • to work out where to put the 10 Street Libraries in the future AND
  • what they should look like so that you will know that it’s a “Kids Street Library”.

So tell us what you think! Do your research then tell us where ONE street Library should go.

We will be taking ideas until 17 August 2020.

See below for more information.

Please note: COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may affect when these Street Libraries will be installed.

Kids Say is an interactive space for kids aged 5-12 years to have their say about what’s important for them living in the Blue Mountains and contribute to Council’s decision making.


Current Projects

The Kids Street Libraries are homes for books kids can borrow, read and return.

Why are we doing this? We want you to feel at home in your local community. Adults know how important reading is to learn new things and stretch your imagination, so we want to make sure you have plenty of opportunity to do this. We are working with our friends from the Men’s Shed and Women’s Shed to build the Street Libraries. Even our city Libraries are giving us some of their books to put in them, after they are installed. But we need your help:

  • to work out where to put the 10 Street Libraries in the future AND
  • what they should look like so that you will know that it’s a “Kids Street Library”.

So tell us what you think! Do your research then tell us where ONE street Library should go.

We will be taking ideas until 17 August 2020.

See below for more information.

Please note: COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may affect when these Street Libraries will be installed.

  • Step 1: Permission Slip

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    about 1 month ago

    Do you have your parent/guardians permission to be using Blue Mountains City Council's online Kids Say platform?

    Please fill out this form here to give your permission to connect with us online.

    Please complete this before proceeding to the next step.

  • Step 2: Consider the following when finding a good spot and talk to the owner

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    1. Does the person who owns the land agree to the Library being on their land?
    2. Do they agree to look after the Library and keep it safe for kids to use?
    3. Is the location safe and easy for kids to get to?
    4. Are there any other Street Libraries nearby?
    5. Go to step 3 and use the map
  • Step 3: Put a pin in it! (the map)

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    about 1 month ago

    Using the map show us the spot you'd like to see a Street Library pop up!

    Click here to go to the map.





    How to use the map:

    • Use the mouse to click, drag and zoom to the location you want to drop a pin OR
    • Go to the search tool (magnifying glass) on the right side of the map and type the address you want to look up in to the search bar
    • select the plus (+) symbol located on the left side
    • chose the green pin
    • drop the green pin on the location you have chosen
  • Step 4: What should they look like?

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    about 1 month ago

    Please upload a picture of your drawing and/or tell us in 50 words about the image and colours. Click here to do that!

    Please note: we may not have permission to use images that have copyright.

  • What's next?

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    We will look at all your suggestions and check them out to see if they will be suitable, and then talk to the owners.

    We want to be fair and make sure the Street Libraries will be spread out across the City, when they are built in the future.

    We will select 10 and get in touch with you if it's one of your ideas! If there are more than 10 suitable places, we will ask our friends at the Men’s Shed and Women’s Shed if we can make some more!

    Please note: COVID-19 pandemic restrictions may affect when these Street Libraries will be installed. Council will work with any selected future owners of these Street Libraries, if a NSW Government COVID-19 Safety Plan is required at that time.