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Library Legends

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67172″ size=”full” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Annette Madjarian[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dural-based disability services Warrah now has its own Street Library in a program that engages the local community and allows participants to contribute “in meaningful ways and develop a sense of pride from their contribution”.

Warrah’s Kevin and Zac, both avid readers, are Warrah’s proud librarians, and responsible for ensuring the library is well stocked and cleaned weekly.

Kevin is a resident in one of Warrah’s Supported Independent Living homes and Zac is a participant in one of Warrah’s day programs.

The Warrah Street Library is located next to the Warrah Farm Shop, and has ample parking for the community and neighbours to drop by to donate a book and also check out what books are up on offer.

“Programs like the Street Library and recycling initiatives give our participants opportunities to take ownership and experience greater autonomy. The projects help our participants to contribute in meaningful ways within the community and develop a sense of pride from their contribution,” Warrah CEO Delia Gray said.

Warrah Disability Services is a provider of services and support for adults and children living with disability and is inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.

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Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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