Leveraging the decline of the newspaper industry...

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by DeeJayK, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    ...to improve the state of literacy.

    Stopped in at the architectural salvage yard this weekend and spotted a pile of these newspaper boxes from a local daily that stopped printing a few years back (it went to a web-only model). We've been wanting to set up a Little Free Library for a while and this struck me as the perfect solution. It's already weatherproofed and ready to go and I really like the poetry inherent in using this symbol of the decline of the newspaper publishing industry to promote reading.

    2013-07-20_NewLFL by DeeJayK, on Flickr

    2013-07-20_NewLFL2 by DeeJayK, on Flickr
  2. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Now THAT is great idea! :biggrin:
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Reading Is Fundamental
  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Great idea!

    (If folks call the number on the front of the box do they get home delivery of the free books? :biggrin:).

    A little while back a guy in Detroit (Charles Molnar) decided to create bus stop benches and stock 'em with a shelf of free books.

    Book-filled Detroit bus stop benches are hottest seats in town | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    Of course he caught the usual flack from the bureaucrats-that-be; however the idea was so popular with the citizenry that the City Engineers met with Mr. Molnar and gave him the specs on how the benches should be installed. He's cleared to go on the project :thumbup:.

    Of course to bring it into the 21st century ya'll should be stocking the free library with free Kindles...:biggrin:.



  5. Vol

    Vol Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 19, 2013
    Great idea DJ..

    Sunshine but the sidewalk looks wet ... Seattle?
  6. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Stencil these with "Little Free Library" so people are clear about the fact that it is not a hold over to the junk yard. Great idea. Bravo.
  7. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    That darker color on the sidewalk near the fence is moss...so yeah, Seattle. (shrug) :)

    sent with my phone...please excuse the typos
  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    Great shot with beautiful girls. The library is a fabulous idea and wonderful re-purposing.