Starting a Library
Well, I think some people do – it’s up to the individual librarian.
If you’re a hands on kind of person, who like to know whats going on, then maybe a logbook makes sense. Think of it like a ‘visitor book’ for your library.
- Enthuse and say thanks to you in the logbook
- Leave each other book recommendations
- Record which books they leave, if they are inclined to do so (“50 Shades of Grey, left by Sister Innocenta of St Marys Church”)
Try it, and see what happens – then share you story with us.
Yes, anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Street Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share.
Street Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside.
This way, we all win!
Street Libraries are, essentially, a box of books, planted in your (or your neighbour’s) front yard. They are accessible from the street, and are essentially an invitation to share the joy of reading.
Street Libraries are a window into the mind of the neighbourhood; books come and go; no-one needs to check them in or out. People can simply reach in and take what interests them; when they are done, they can return them to the Street Library network, or pass them on to friends.
If anyone has a book or two that they think others would enjoy, they can just pop it into any Street Library they happen to be walking past.
They are a symbol of trust and hope – a tiny vestibule of literary happiness
Payments for libraries
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