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That's great. I want one.
HiIt'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 carex
Whirl, me too!Kitty, I think every library should have a cat hammock.
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.
ww, I hadn't heard of those book exchanges. They sound like a good idea.
in line with Audit Commission requirements it also doubles as a public convenience
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.
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.
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!
Bigger on the inside?DaveIt's time to sponsor Dave
Dave, that would be cool!
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 :/
SillyBoy, that's true. I hadn't even thought of that.
@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/
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.
Richard, that piano project looks like it was fun.Ann, I wish I knew where you could buy one!
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.
Robin, what fun if you can go and visit it!
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