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Leave a Book : Take a Book!
We are huge fans of Little Street Libraries.
Ever since we got to know about these creations where one can swap books, just like that – ‘Leave a Book, Take a Book’ – we have worked towards establishing such a brilliant concept in our area.
With the recent launch of Walkerston Rotary Club’s second little library, in the neighbouring township of Eton, there are now two in this area.
The first one was established in June 2018 locally, in Walkerston – and proved a success, literally from its first day!
The club’s Little Street Library Project is working well – it’s definitely a Win/Win situation!
The first little library was manufactured from a flat-pack kit, then painted with bright colours.
With number two library, club members became quite adventurous modifying a disused storage box. One could possibly liken the progressive change of this container to the much-loved literary classic fairy tale of the ‘ugly duckling’ morphing into a ‘beautiful swan’!
Of course, Little Street Libraries wouldn’t work without lots of books; these have been donated in abundance by some wonderful people, and still are!
The stash of books we have accumulated, is of such a size that the contents of the little libraries’ can be rotated on a regular basis, in addition to the automatic changes which occur when one item is swapped for another, by little library users.
Little Street Libraries are beautiful homes for books, all kinds of books; they are a window into the collective mind of the community they are placed in.
Books come and go; no one needs to check them in or out. It’s Free – it’s 24/7 Self-Service.
Little Street Libraries are a symbol of trust and hope, a small nook of ideal literary bliss.