THE Ideas and hard work of Mernda Primary School students has helped create the first Mernda Tiny Library, a initiative which will celebrate a love of books.

Mernda Village Tiny Library was built by the Whittlesea Men’s Shed and was designed and implemented by the vision of Mernda Primary School student representative council.

The Tiny Library was inspired by Mernda Primary’s Community Story time program, where SRC students run Story time once a fortnight on Thursday afternoons from their own school library to inspire reading to pre-school children.

Mernda Primary’s story time is part of the larger Mernda 1000 Voices project, supported by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, where community members are encouraged to act on their aspirations for their community.

The Tiny Library will give families who come to Mernda Village Community Activity Centre a place to engage in book reading until Mernda has its own library.

Mayor Kris Pavlidis said the Library is based on the principles of building community, sparking creativity and inspiring young readers.

“What a proud moment to see our youth sharing their love of reading with pre-school children and also helping people connect and belong. A wonderful example of community development,” she said.