Book Safe

Melbourne Social Innovators 2022

April 2022

By Mark & Christopher.

What better place to create a safe space for young people than in a library. Book Safe will be a community space, found in local libraries, that will invite young people who may feel unsafe at home or who are experiencing lonliness to come along, connect and relax. It will be a space with board games, where books are recommended, there will be mental health professionals available who can offer advice and one on one counselling.

To trial this idea, this team of young people will run Book Safe at the Balwyn library. Using one of the community spaces, the team will run a weekly afternoon session with games, book discussions and conversations. Anyone is welcome to the space and it will aim to provide a comfortable space for young people to relax.

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