Little Free Library

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= community-based microlending stations



"A US-based initiative, the Little Free Library has installed hundreds of micro-lending stations largely on private properties around the United States and Canada. Thanks to volunteer “stewards” who build and install the mailbox-like structures outside their homes and workplaces, readers can find free reading materials in a front yard in Arkansas, a dentist’s office in Wisconsin, and an elementary school in Texas. The organisation is tight on resources, but by using crowdsourced tips on how people can start their own mini libraries and helping would-be librarians find repurposed building materials, curate their own unique collections, and learn how to protect against vandals, they are establishing a community-based model that can scale across several cities and countries – and makes neighbourhoods & workplaces more fun." (