Mary Smith with a terrific post on Take Five Authors about the smallest library in the country.. One of our famous red telephone boxes is now fully stocked.. a great community project and hopefully one that will be copied elsewhere.. #recommended
The telephone box transformed into a 24-hour library. Photo credit: Allan Wright http://www.allanwrightphoto.com
If you’ve ever wondered what can be done with an unloved and unused phone box just look at what the community in a small village near me have done with theirs.
Crossmichael Community Council bought the village’s BT telephone box for the princely sum of £1 and turned it into a 24-hour library, now known as the Wee Book Hoose. For non-Scots speakers that translates into The Small Book House.
It’s been a very successful community project in which adults in the village and school pupils have all been involved. I was delighted to be invited to attend the opening ceremony and watch Crossmichael resident, Jean Galloway cut the ribbon and declare what may be the smallest public library in the country open for business.
Crossmichael resident Jean Galloway cuts the ribbon to open The Wee Book…
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