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Published November 10th 2016
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The Street Library concept is a quiet literary revolution taking place across the globe. Many avid readers are joining this revolution making books available to anyone who passes by. People from all walks of life with a book or book collection they would like to share with others are welcome to join this reading revolution which is a much needed symbol of trust and hope in our modern world.

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What is a Street Library?

A Street Library is a miniature library in the form of an enclosed box, set up in a private street front. The Street Library owner fills the box with their books, and anyone passing by is welcome to borrow a book for free, swap a book, or maybe even donate a new one.

It is a great way to recycle books and especially for children and families to discover new books. The Street Library is also a great way to meet your neighbours and make new friends in the local community. Please check the Street Library website to find a miniature library of ideas near you.

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Why? Borrow a book for free
When: Daily
Where: Streets across the world
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Love the Street Library revolution. In fact, the primary school my children go to is in the process of installing a couple in the school playground now - such a great idea.
by Postcards from Shayne (score: 2|623) 1339 days ago
Wow what a great idea, I have never heard about this but I am going to have a look to see if anyone is doing it near me.
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1333 days ago
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