29 Feb '12, 3pm

Mailbox-sized libraries bring book-lending right to your yard

Mailbox-sized libraries bring book-lending right to your yard

Running a library is easier than you think. Forget the degree in library and information science and the carefully chosen prudish getups with easy-pull ripcords that turn them into sexy outfits. All you need is a box on a stick and a bunch of books to set up a Little Free Library, a front-yard stash that lets you share your love of reading with the community. The idea behind the Little Libraries really couldn’t be simpler: Take everything people love about libraries. Strip out the rent costs and the shushing and the late fees and the library cards and the local weirdos looking at porn on shared computers and the schoolkids poring over boring books nobody else reads. You will now have a Bookmobile. Take the wheels off, and what you’re left with is a box of books for anyone to borrow, read, enjoy, and return. Of course, real libraries have some advantages over Little Librari...

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