Leave it to the British to come up with an idea this charming: a village in Somerset, England has recycled a traditional red phone booth into a tiny lending library. When faced with the loss of their phone booth and their mobile library shortly thereafter, the villagers rallied together to purchase the booth and stock the library themselves. Folks simply swap a new book, DVD, or CD for one they’ve already used, and it’s available at all times. Read the story on the BBC.
What a great idea! I’m wishing we had something this cute on my street. Kudos goes to the folks of Westbury-sub-Mendip for providing such an excellent service for their community.
Thanks to Barbara Vey for the tip!