Annemarie Doyle believes in spreading joy in the community through her love of reading.
The Yass local is a voracious reader and has a huge collection of books of various genres.
Her spirit of giving back to the community has helped many who are confined in their homes during the lockdown.
The library was set up last year for locals can donate books and pick up the ones they would like to read free of cost.
"I have seen people setting up street libraries in other areas and really liked the idea. I love reading and have a huge collection of books. There are many books I knew I was never going to read again," she said.
"The library is my way of sharing my love of reading with others and the response has been amazing. There has been a constant stream of people visiting the library and am stocking books regularly."
The library on Rossi Street in Yass has grown in popularity over time. When it started, the library had 50 books. Today, it has increased to 200 books.
Apart from fiction, the most sought after reads are books for children.
"These books last for merely 24 hours before someone picks them. It is a delight to be in the house and hear children enthusiastically choosing their books to read," she added.
"I am thankful to the community for their support. Sharing my love for reading is giving me as much joy as it is to others."
Prior to the lockdown, Annemarie would sometimes meet visitors to the library who share her love for reading and enjoy a cup of coffee with them.
"I have met so many fabulous people and have made a very good friend as well," she added.
After the lockdown, locals continue to donate books and pick up the ones they would like to read through contactless delivery and pick ups.