Friday, January 29, 2010

The smallest library in the world?



I think I've found a library that's even smaller than mine is! There's an interesting article about it over at Offbeat Earth

18 COMMENTS:

Whirlochre said...

That's great. I want one.

Old Kitty said...

Hi

It's fab that there are people actually queuing to use the library!

The link didn't say why the village didn't have a proper library? Shame! Libraries are good places and should be everywhere!

:-)

I like libraries, me!

P.s. I like your library too cos it's got a hammock with a ginger cat on it!

Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

Whirl, me too!

Kitty, I think every library should have a cat hammock.

writtenwyrdd said...

It's not exactly a library though, it's a book exchange. Lots of coffee shops in San Francisco had shelves where you left a book and took a book, so it's probably been around a while, but the exchanges are always a lot of fun.

I love the idea of this, though.

fairyhedgehog said...

ww, I hadn't heard of those book exchanges. They sound like a good idea.

Kevin Musgrove said...

in line with Audit Commission requirements it also doubles as a public convenience

Richard N said...

Babs & myself have a way of sharing books we no longer need -assuming they're safe/suitable for all ages.

We 'free' them.

They get abandoned somewhere public, carrying a sticker on the front that says

"This book is free. Read it, then set it free to find another reader"

They've been freed on buses, in waiting-rooms, restaurants, shopping-centres... and we usually see them begin the next stage of their journey within a few minutes.

Kate said...

I am unreasonably delighted by this.

And Richard N. - that's all kinds of awesome. I've heard of people donating them to hospitals and whatnot, but "freeing" them this was has a pleasingly cosmic feel to it.

fairyhedgehog said...

Kevin, that's so funny!

Richard, what a good idea. I've heard of similar things with BookCrossing, where you keep tabs on the books. Maybe it's best just to free them completely.

Kate, glad you like it!

Dave said...

Bigger on the inside?

Dave
It's time to sponsor Dave

fairyhedgehog said...

Dave, that would be cool!

SillyBoy said...

That's such a cute little library!

It must be nice to live in a community where something like that could last the night without being vandalised :/

fairyhedgehog said...

SillyBoy, that's true. I hadn't even thought of that.

Richard N said...

@BillyBoy It's surprising what can survive and where...

Last summer, as part of an arts-project the centre of Bristol had a dozen or so pianos left lying around in public to see what people would do with them.

They were very popular, often played, and I didn't see a single one being abused.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardthelandlord/3956444599/in/set-72157622461149150/

Ann said...

What an awesome idea! I think I will have to rethink my home library dilemma. If only I could find one of those red phone boxes over here!!! I want one too.

fairyhedgehog said...

Richard, that piano project looks like it was fun.

Ann, I wish I knew where you could buy one!

Robin S. said...

This is wonderful! I've just sent the link to my sister-in-law, Jan, who lives in Somerset, to see if that town is close enough to her that we can go and see that amazing library sometime.

Thanks for sharing this, Gina.

fairyhedgehog said...

Robin, what fun if you can go and visit it!

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