We’ve decided to register all Libraries using our name “Lilliput Libraries”. This means they’ll all be allocated an official LL number and be added to our LL map which covers New Zealand.
The following libraries were organised by The Catalyst Trust in Queenstown
LL153 -This beautiful addition was painted by Steve Dallas. It was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony with residents and staff at the BUPA Lake Wakatipu Home, adjacent to Lakes District Hospital, on January 5. Thanks to Lilliput guardian Gwen Taquet.
LL154 -“Catalyst’s newest and very gorgeous Lilliput Library is open – outside The Hayes Cafe on Nerin Square in Lake Hayes Estate. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our younger community members, we think it might feature quite a few books for kids! The guardian is the Lake Hayes and Shotover Country Community Association – thanks guys! A shout out also to The Hayes Cafe for hosting the library and all those who’ve volunteered time, materials, artistic talent and – of course – books.”
LL155 is located at 10BNorfolk St, Arrowtown. Painted by one of our community’s talented tattoo artists, Cameron Matterson, or Cammo.
LL156 – is sited on Kelvin Peninsula at Willow Place, one of two sponsored by the Kelvin Peninsula Community Association. It was painted by peninsula artist Jeri Elliot.
LL157 – is now up at 41 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Peninsula. Lilliput guardians Anna and Trond Johansson installed it on Sunday. Beautifully painted by young local artists Raquel Clarke, Rowan Wademan and Jess Willow. Materials sponsored by Kelvin Peninsula Community Association, Mitre 10 Mega and Resene. Thank you to all!
LL159 – A new LL has been sited on the Frankton Track outside the lovely Villa del Largo. Next time you are walking along the track…take one or two of your spare books and enjoy the opportunity for a swap.
LL160 -Another Lilliput Library joins Catalyst Trust’s Wakatipu network – at 38B Gorge Road, outside Queenstown Health. Beautiful artwork by Queenstowners Bella and Santi Patel, photographed, and their Dunedin cousins Luke-Ari, Joy-Ammi, Daniel-Elijah, Grace-Anna, Faith-Esther and John-Michael.
LL161 is tucked 200 m down an historic paper road off Arrowtown’s Centennial Avenue (leading to the Queenstown Trail swing bridge), just outside of Sage Cottage, the limewashed cottage of early settler Daniel Shanahan. Melissa Forrest, guardian of both Sage Cottage and this Lilliput Library, enjoyed creating the library out of mostly recycled materials over the Christmas Holidays as a family project. Her father, Keith McCallum, led the construction and pretty much the whole family pitched in. Melissa and her stepmother, Erica McCallum, were the artists.
LL163 – is on the move. We’ll let you know its new site as soon as we know