Today while meandering through cyberspace I happened upon a photo which looked familiar. It was the photo of a phone booth converted into a little impromptu lending library. Now I have been meaning to blog on this cute little topic because I had seen this reported as happening in England. Towns were converting these old phone booths into libraries. They were buying the government owned phone boxes for a discounted price and doing something very good with them. Not all were converted into libraries, but others were turned to other uses like showing off art, wifi hotspots, etc.
|Thimble Islands, Brandford, CT.|
|One of the English phone kiosks.|
There is also the phenomena of the Little Free Libraries. Again something similar, but not quite the same. There are quite a few of those little guys all over the place. A few of which are probably in a neighborhood near you. There are three right here in Western Mass. This is a blog for another day.
Overall, this is an awesome idea. This is what I mean by pushing for library support in a positive manner. This shows the community that people need libraries without ticking them off by hiking their trash fee and things like that. I love this idea. It shows actual community support. It shows the community how fun library support can be. Plus, it is just a great to have for a community landmark and adds little spice to local life. I want one!
|Adding a little warmth on a snowy day!|
For further reading:
Guerilla Libraries in NYC